My daughter has been asking me for the longest time to buy her playdough. I always put it off because of her age. I knew she would take more interest in eating the playdough as opposed to playing with it.

Now that she’s a few months shy of 2 and a half, I decided that now was a better time than ever to introduce her to it.

We made the playdough at home, and Cadence was so thrilled to be involved in the process. She helped mix the ingredients. Sat up on the counter and watched it cook. She helped knead it when it was ready. She felt very responsible and proud of herself to take part in the creation and ‘moulding’ of the playdough.

We had so much fun!

Want to make playdough with your child? Follow these simple directions:

Ingredients
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 tbsp vegetable oil
food colouring

Directions
Combine all ingredients in pot and cook on low. Stir constantly. Playdough is ready when it is no longer sticky. Keep cooking until dough is dry and feels like playdough. Once dry and dough clumps to center, remove from pot and cool.

Knead dough, divide and colour.

Modifications
If you have cream of tartar kicking around, add in 1tbsp of it prior to cooking. This will help improve the elasticity of the playdough.

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