Keeping the kids entertained during holidays is not an easy task. From the moment they get up to bedtime in the evening they need to be occupied with some sort of activity just like they would during school time.

The Playdough (play dough) shown here on a easy to follow “how to” guide is definitely a good homemade recipe that will keep your children occupied for hours. Not to speak in the educational element to it as it will develope many capacities on your kid such as motor skills, touch, colors etc.

Step by step guide on how to make homemade playdough:


Homemade Playdough
This no cook recipe will be ready or you in minutes:
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup salt
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup boiling water
- natural or food colouring (eg. beetroot, turmeric powder), optional
Homemade Playdough


Mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

While you stir the ingredients add the oil and boiling water (caution with the kids if they are helping you) and the colouring.

Spread some flour into a surface and tip the dough until it becomes smooth

Make several portions and add different coloring to each one. Knead well into the playdough.

Cool the dough inside a container. It will dry out quickly otherwise.

Wait a few minutes until it cools and your homemade play dough is ready. Time to play!