Keep little hands busy with this amazing homemade playdough. It's quick, easy, inexpensive and you can make as many colours as you like.

This activity is great for developing your toddler's fine motor skills, tactile awareness, and hand strength.

Difficulty rating: 1

Time to prepare: 3

Cleaning up: 2

Activity time: 20-30 minutes

Doughy exploration

This dough is not messy and can be stored so it can be used again and again.

  • Mix together 2 cups of flour, 4 tablespoons of cream of tarter, 1 cup of salt and 2 cups of boiling water in a bowl.
  • Once the mixture has formed a dough, add a few drops of food colouring and mix well with your hands.
  • Let your toddler choose the colours she wants and involve her with the mixing.
  • Provide a rolling pin and a few cookie cutters. Play with her or let her play while you busy yourself with getting dinner on the go.

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