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Homemade play doughHow much do our munchkins love play dough? They’re just so into it! They use plenty of it. What if I told you that you can make homemade play dough in your kitchen with natural and non-toxic ingredients… Would you try the recipe?

That’s what I’m here for dearest moms. Today I wanna offer you the recipe of this homemade play dough. It’s natural, economic and it lasts even to a month. Here you will find other recipes of DIY modeling pastes that I collected for you, and an in-depth analysis on the importance of molding for our children.

Moreover, you’ll notice that this dough in particular has a wonderful consistency: soft to the touch and very moldable. Not to mention the fact that this homemade play dough is non-toxic, non-sticky and not dirty.

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Moreover, since the ingredients are all natural, there is no danger if your little ones prepare a pizza and, driven by curiosity, taste a piece of it. In fact, this homemade play dough is completely edible, but certainly not to eat because of the great amount of salt.

In all cases, it is better to take a bite of this homemade play dough than to eat a shovel full of sand like my Leonardo did when he was one and a half year old on the beach! ^ – ^ Did your children eat sand in industrial quantities when they were little?

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Anyway, if you are ready grab these ingredients and fasten your apron!


  • 1 glass of flour

  • 1/2 glass of salt up

  • 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar

  • a teaspoon of seed oil

  • 1 glass of warm water

  • food coloring

You can also add a few drops of essential oil or natural flavors (such as vanillas) to perfume your dough.

As an alternative to cream of tartar you can use baking powder, baking soda, potato starch or 1 teaspoon and a half of lemon juice.

If you want you can also double the doses and prepare your homemade play dough. Then, add to each stick the color you want and your homemade play dough set is ready for your children to play with!


Pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix until all is amalgamated. As soon as the mixture is compact and detached from the walls, work it with your hands to remove all the lumps. Et voila, the homemade play dough is ready for the little ones!

Warning: pay attention to the amount of water you pour, if you put too much the homemade play dough could be sticky.

Storage: once used you can store the homemade play dough in an airtight container and you will not even need to put it in the refrigerator, because it will be preserved very well.

Here you can find all the tools with whom the children can work the homemade play dough as molds, extruders, rolling pins and much more!

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Dough capital letters cutters
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Clay dough tools kit

I’ll leave you to this short video that explains step by step how to make the homemade play dough.

If you had fun preparing this homemade play dough I strongly recommend you to take a look at the posts on how to make the marshmallow modeling dough, also useful for cakes decoration, and the non-toxic and natural slime ^ – ^!

See you next time,


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