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Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Play-Doh

Val Day playdoh

Surprise your child with a new batch of glittery, scented Play-Doh. You can also double the recipe to make it into a Valentine’s Day gift for classroom goodie bags.


2 cups water

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

4 teaspoon cream of tartar

2 tablespoons cooking oil such as Canola

Red food coloring

Mint or peppermint extract


Cupcake liners



Mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a medium saucepan.

Add water, oil and mix well. It will be lumpy.

Cook over medium-low heat for approximately five minutes. Stir frequently. It will become sticky.

Keep cooking until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the pot.

Put ball of dough into a bowl and cover with a wet towel. Let the dough cool for a minute or two.

Knead dough until it is smooth.

Divide the dough into two balls. One will remain white. Add several drops of mint extract and about 2 tablespoons of silver glitter to this one. Knead well to disperse the glitter.

Add several drops of red food coloring to the second ball. Add about 2 tablespoons of red glitter. Knead well.


Invite your kids to raid the kitchen utensil drawer and have fun playing with the dough. Our favorites: the garlic press and melon baller.

Store in a Tupperware container for several weeks.

Directions For Goodie Bags:

Use about ¼ cup of the red dough and roll into a ball. Repeat with the white dough. The recipe above made 14 balls (seven of each color), which is not quite enough for a typical class so you will want to double the recipe. You can also stretch the dough by rolling it out and using a cookie cutter to make heart shapes. Place each piece in a cupcake liner, place inside a zip lock bag and decorate with a tag.

packaged hearts


One comment on “Make Your Own Valentine’s Day Play-Doh

  1. amylovescrafts
    January 31, 2013

    Very cute! I love the addition of the mint flavour!

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