YC has been begging me for ages to make some more play dough for her to play with. We had the perfect opportunity to make some while YC was off school ill. She was feeling better one afternoon so we set about to make some Christmas themed play dough.  This is a slightly different recipe to ones that I have made before as this one doesn’t require cooking or cream of tartar (when we went to make it we discovered that we were out of it).

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You will need:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • ¾ cup of fine salt
  • ¼ cup of water
  • 1 tsp of vegetable oil
  • Colouring
  • Scent – optional
  • Bowls

How to make Christmas No Cook Play Dough: 

  • Combine the salt and flour in a bowl and give it a quick mix
  • In a separate bowl add the water and colouring, mix it together, then add the oil
  • Add the flour and salt and mix together
  • If you find the dough too dry add extra water until it sticks together
  • Place it onto a floured surface and start kneed it until it smooth

Christmas no cook play dough

When we had finished making the play dough I set YC up with her play cooker, rolling pin and cookie cutters for her to make her Christmas cookie shop. YC was very happy playing with her play dough while EC was doing his homework.

Christmas no cook play dough

YC’s snowman

I am not sure how long this play dough will last for because we threw it after she had finished with it.

Christmas no cook play dough

YC busy making her Christmas fork biscuits.

This is a good recipe to throw together if you don’t have much time or if you are missing the cream of tartar, but I did find that after a while the salt did start to dry the hands out (not that it bothered YC).

Pin for later:

Christmas no cook play dough

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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