Pink Play Dough


Play Dough is a big winner in our household. Ickle just can’t get enough of the stuff. She kneads it, rolls it, flattens it and moulds it into all sorts of crazy shapes. Current favourites are worms, flowers, spaghetti hair (with the aid of a great little gadget) and, of course, cupcakes!


Nana L presented her with a fabulous selection of Play Doh in mini pots shortly after Baby Lil’s arrival. And it has been used and re-used on countless occasions. Unfortunately, the individual colours have gradually morphed into a dull sludge green lump. And Ickle has been regularly disappointed to discover that we no longer have any pink, or green, or blue, or any other colour for that matter.

So, last time she requested a play dough session, I suggested we head to the kitchen to make some of our own. I’d been told it was super-easy and cheap too. I’d also earmarked a recipe on the back of a Cream of Tartar pot I had in the cupboard (untouched since an attempt to make pavlova a while back).P1020608

And it really was easy. You just measure out the ingredients, including an alarming quantity of table salt, and mix them over a medium heat for 5 minutes. And hey presto! Beautiful warm, pliable dough to work with, which lasts 4-6 months in the fridge. I only had Rose Pink food colouring to hand, so we now have a huge batch of pink dough, but Ickle is not complaining. And nor am I. No risk there of it turning sludge green in a hurry!P1020604


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2 thoughts on “Pink Play Dough

  1. Alpine Dwellers

    Dear Ickle,

    I am impressed with your mummy’s enterprising spirit in making you play dough! I also love play dough, but my mummy says that it is horrid stuff, and that when I drop bits of it on the floor, that Mikha gobbles them up! My play dough has all turned to brown sludge; I also once had a nice collection of little pots. But one session, left under the not-so-beady eye of my daddy, and the green, yellow, purple and brown all turned to brown. Mummy says that at least I have learned the mechanics of colour mixing – in the end, brown will always win! I would ask her to make me some play dough, but I know that this would be a pointless endeavour; she’ll reply: “I’d rather make cookies”. I can’t really grumble with that. Love from Sascha the Alpine Dweller in the very cold Alps xxx

    1. Laura Post author

      Dear Sascha the Alpine Dweller,

      I would rather make cupcakes than play dough, because they actually taste yummy when you eat them. But I do love playing with my pink play dough and haven’t dropped much on the floor yet. Mummy is excited because tomorrow we are getting some new food colouring to experiment with. I’m going to try and convince her to use it to make colourful icing. Now wouldn’t that be fun – a big ball of rainbow-coloured butter and sugar. The ultimate edible play dough 🙂

      Bises from the Lake where temps are expected to reach 30+ tomorrow. Aaargh!
      Icklegen xxx

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