Pink Peppermint Playdough

Time for some new playdough. While our Eucalyptus water playdough is still smelling divine, Jack decided to make a window mural out of it and then colour it in pink, soooo some new playdough was needed. He seems to have a fascination with pink at the moment. So no surprise what colour he chose for this new batch. I prefer cooked playdough, I’ve tried the no-cook version and I must be doing something wrong because it is either too oily or too crumbly. The cooked recipe has never failed me; always smooth and never sticky. Plus wonderfully warm for an added sensory experience.

This time I added a few drops of natural peppermint essence. Mmmmmm….soooo delicious! Can you smell it? Peppermint would have to be my favourite flavour. I thought it might be nice to make some peppermint cupcakes since Jack loves cooking so much, but he decided that his dinosaurs would prefer a new suit; including gloves and shoes. Classic.

One of my friends gave me this great tip; put the food colouring in the water before you make the playdough! Genius! Am I the only person on the planet that didn’t know this? It came out so vibrant and beautiful.

Here’s the recipe:

2 cups of plain (all-purpose) flour

4 tablespoons of Cream of Tartar

2 tablespoons of cooking oil

1 cup of salt

2 cups of water – with the food colouring already added!

a couple drops of peppermint essence.

Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and then get those arm muscles working for about the next 3-5 minutes while you cook it over a medium heat. Enjoy.



5 thoughts on “Pink Peppermint Playdough

  1. Such a fun way to take the traditional play dough to a new level. I don’t even colour ours but I just found some beetroot powder in the cupboard, wonder if it stains??

    • I don’t usually colour ours either. I’ve used fresh beetroot to dye eggs and it worked so I reckon it’s worth giving it a go. I like putting some kind of scent in ours though. The kids love it too.

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