Children love to model playdough into all sort of shapes and creations. It can be used as an ice breaker game at a party or creatively added as a themed party games, such as making a play dough dinosaur at a dinosaur party. Play dough is also a great take home item to add to the party bag. It that can be made a couple of days in advance.

Here's our no bake play dough recipe, plus ideas of everyday tools the kids can use when playing with playdough.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 4 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • Glitter - we recommend superfine glitter, so the play dough is smooth to play with.
  • A few drops of essential oil - lavender, rose, peppermint are popular fragrances.  
  • A few drops of Wilton Colour Gel to colour the dough

Recipe:

  1. Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  2. Mix until the ingredients start to come together. 
  3. Place the dough onto the bench and knead until smooth.
  4. Store in a zip-lock bag or airtight container. It should last a couple of weeks.

Everyday items to use as tools:

Why spend quite a lot of money on special play dough tools, when kids can use many of your everyday items with the same outcome. Many of these everyday items, such as cookie cutters can be used for several purposes like making cookies, shaped fairybread and much more.
We recommend using:
For more party game ideas see our party games and activities page.