Playdoh fun - Mrs. Jones's Kindergarten

Playdoh fun

The last few days before break I had a few fun surprises in store for the kids... one of which was this awesome playdoh recipe I found from nurturestore. It was really easy to do, and didn't require cooking on the stovetop (which many recipes do, if you've ever tried it at home). My own kids, and my kindergarteners, loved it!
Here is the recipe:

1 cup of salt (I doubled this recipe for 18 kids and still had a chunk left over)
2 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
2 cups flour
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tbsp cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups boiling water  (I brought in my coffee maker from home, let it run through and used the hot water and it worked out fine)
2 tsp vanilla
Food coloring
Glitter (We did red w/red and green w/gold)

Combine the salt and spices. Add in flour, oil, cream of tartar, water, and vanilla. Mix to form a dough. Add food coloring and glitter (Use gloves at first and knead).

Voilia!  Fun, pretty, and it smells amazing!


  1. I just found your blog! Thank you so much for the play dough recipe! I have to make some in pink for my daughter's class in February. I like the idea of adding glitter to it. It'll make it so much cuter! =) My sister and I are your newest followers. We're native New Yorkers too! =)
    Sister Teachers

    1. Thanks for stopping by Jackie! The glitter definitely added the *pizzaz* it needed! Your daughter will love it. Love your blog :)

  2. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I'm going to give it a go... I must admit I don't enjoy making play dough on the stove - SUCH hard work! I always end up with a numb arm! I love the glitter too... Makes the play dough even more interesting!

    1. Jess- I have made the stove-top playdoh too and agree it was a pain in the butt. I wasn't sure this was going to turn out right because it wasn't going to be cooked and I wasn't using boiling water. BUT, the hot water from the coffee maker was just fine and it looked great! You might want to get some plastic gloves and knead it because it does get a thick and mixing w/a spoon might give you the numb arm again. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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