Playdough is an adaptable, open-ended, and inexpensive sensory experience. It’s fun and easy to delight your children by preparing a fresh batch for any occasion or holiday. Shared below is a recipe for Marbled Valentine’s Day Playdough. It’s bright, soft, and only takes 5 minutes to make.
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I love the colors of this playdough! It reminds me of the bicycle I rode in elementary school—a purple and pink Huffy!
Marbled Valentine’s Day Playdough
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 cups water
- 1 ½ cups salt
- 3 tbsp baby oil (I normally use vegetable oil, but was out. Baby oil worked great and provided a lovely scent!)
- 3 tsp Cream of Tartar
- purple and pink food dye
Whisk 1 cup water, 1 cup flour, ½ cup salt, 1 tbsp oil, 1 tsp Cream of Tartar, and several drops of purple or pink dye in a saucepan. Heat the dough mixture until it forms a ball. Remove from the pan and knead well. Repeat 2 more times to make the other colors (for white, leave out the food dye). Twist the playdoughs together and roll into a ball to create a marbled effect!
Great Playdough Toys
Playdough toys are smart, fun gifts for kids. My boys have been enjoying many of theirs for years! Shared below are their favorites:
Play-Doh Fun Factory
This classic playdough extruder is so much fun! My kids love to use it to make “worms!”
Melissa & Doug Shape, Model, and Mold
The textured rolling pins are the best part of this kit!
Play-Doh Learn About Shapes and Numbers
My boys love the shape cutters in this set.
Wilton Animal Pals 50-Piece Cookie Cutter Set
What a great selection of animal cookie cutters! Great for baking and playdough.
Small Rolling Pins
Perfect for little hands, these rolling pins are also fun to give as a gift with homemade playdough!