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Thursday, June 30, 2011


I know, i hear you say..."Not another play dough recipe!" But wait, this one is my favourite. Great texture and smells delicious, give it a go!
I found this recipe in a cookbook called "Gifts from the kitchen" by Company's Coming, If you can get your hands on it, its a fabulous book with so many beautiful ideas to make and do
So for this recipe you need
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup salt
1 pack of fruit flavoured drink mix
2 tsp. cream of tatar
1 cup water
1 tbsp oil
Combine all the dry ingredients in a medium saucepan then stir in water and oil. Heat and stir until thickened to the consistency of mashed potatoes. Cool for 5 mins then knead it on a floured surface until dry.

We made a lime and an orange smelly dough and it smelt lovely. We found we didn't need any colouring added to it as the drink mix was vibrant enough but you could add your own colours.


  1. Hi Kate I wanted to link to your blog but cannot find an email address to contact you. Can you provide an address or email me? - Kylie

  2. Hi kylie, nice to meet another aussie montessorian! You can contact me at kc1181@bigpond.net.au
    Hope to keep in touch!

  3. Not sure if you still check this but I was wondering what size of bag you used for the drink mix to add?? thanks so much. I work at a daycare and I am in charge of my own lesson plans so this would be great to add to my crafts station. All kids love playdough:)

    1. Hi Megan, my apologies for the tardy reply i recall using two of the satchels that were in this pack so that was enough drink mix to make 2 litres of cordial. It really wouldnt matter if you used a bigger or smaller bag you may just need to even out the consistency by adding more flour or oil. hope that helps!