Playdough provides an exciting and educational sensory experience for children. They explore shapes and colours, as well as develop motor skills by pounding, squeezing, stretching, rolling, poking, and twisting.


  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • food colouring


  1. Combine all ingredients (except water) in a bowl.
  2. Pour in the boiling water and stir.
  3. Knead lightly on table top - keep in an air-tight container in the fridge (lasts for months).


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Danielle Martyn
Vocational Teacher - Early Childhood Education and Care

Danielle has more than 25 years of experience in the early childhood industry, beginning her career at TAFE Queensland studying a diploma. She is passionate about the education of children and assisting others to develop the necessary skills to nurture and mould young minds.