Easy No-Cook Play-Dough Receipe For Preschool

Brenna Phillips —  October 12, 2011

Preschoolers love play-dough. Here is an easy recipe to make homemade play-dough for them to enjoy and creatively mold ideas from the Bible lessons taught in class.

Play-dough allows preschoolers to exercise their fingers for pre-writing skills and fine motor activities. It is great for creativity and allowing preschoolers to make and see objects from lessons and stories.

* Warning: Be careful of allergies and sensitivities. Some young children have difficulty and are sensitive to flour.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • Optional: add a few drops of food coloring and/or scent

Allow the children to help mix the ingredients with the exception of the boiling water. Once the water is poured in and stirred around a bit then it will have cooled off enough for them to mix the entire amount.

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I have a BS in elementary education, a MA in Christian education/childhood education. I am a children's-family minister and an early childhood teacher. I currently live in Delaware with my husband, David, where he is a pastor, author, coach, and web developer.