Valentine's Day Playdough
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Serves: 4
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 C salt
  • 2 C water
  • 4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 TB vegetable oil
  • red food coloring
  • red and silver glitter
  • heart sequins (optional, can be purchased at a craft shop or sometimes a stationary store)
  1. Pour first five ingredients into a large saucepan and stir together.
  2. Have your child add drops of red food coloring and stir.
  3. Add glitter and heart sequins.
  4. Move the mixture to the stove top and cook on medium heat stirring constantly.
  5. In the beginning the playdough mixture will look like very thick pancake batter.
  6. Continue to stir until a ball forms.
  7. Remove from heat and cool on a counter top. Be careful! The playdough will be very hot.
  8. Once warm or cool to the touch your playdough is ready.
Recipe by Homegrown Friends at