Preston Precious Makes: Playdough!

Miss A loves playdough but I can’t stand paying for the little pots as she only treads it in the carpet and it was getting expensive so I have made my own. I used plain flour, salt, oil, water and food colouring. I also put some vanilla essence in the mixture to make it smell nice. I had all of these ingredients in the cupboard so it cost me nothing extra. The only thing I have to get next is different colours of food colouring.

I got the recipe for the playdough from Morrison’s M Savers event leaflet.

The recipe is:

250g plain flour
50g salt
140ml water
1 – 2 tablespoons of cooking oil

You can add food colouring and flavouring to the mix to make it more appealing!

So here is my first attempt at playdough.

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I am so pleased it worked as it would save me a fortune. I still will buy the real thing as I would like to get some of the kits for Miss A when she is older, but for now I shall make my own!



  1. Jayne says:

    I keep meaning to have a go of this, but I never seem to get round to it. I’m definitely going to have a go as I get so downhearted when I buy brand new pots of Play Doh for Sausage and find them left open and completely hard, and I won’t mind so much if it’s home made cheap stuff!
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