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Homemade Lemon Playdough Recipe

Lemon Playdough Recipe

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This homemade lemon scented playdough is definitely one of our favorite playdough recipes! With its fresh, energizing, and uplifting properties, what’s not to like? Read on to see what we added to make this playdough activity even more delicious!

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What You’ll Need

What to Do

Begin by whipping up a batch of our one pot playdough.

Mix the following ingredients together in a cooking pot:

1 cup flour

2-3 tablespoons cream of tarter

1/4 cup salt

1 tablespoon oil

1 cup water

Once all the ingredients have been mixed, cook them over medium heat while mixing continuously. The playdough mixture will start melting down and then, after a few minutes, it will start to ball up and pull away from the sides of the pot (and your arm muscles will start to ache!); that’s when you know your dough is cooked. It’s okay if some areas are still a bit sticky looking. For the most part, however, it should look like playdough.

Once the playdough has cooled, add a few drops of yellow food coloring and knead it until incorporated.

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Next, add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the playdough and knead until incorporated. Smells good, right?

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We then put the playdough into our divided tray and included some items that would be fun to make everything needed for our lemony playdough treats.

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We started by making a few playdough lemons and then sliced them up for some fresh lemonade.

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Don’t forget the ice cubes and straw! Can you taste the ice cold lemonade? Yum!!

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Next up? Some lemon poppy seed muffins!

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The kids LOVED mixing in the poppy seeds and they made for a really fun texture!

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We even scoured through their toys for all things yellow and their sorting muffins made a great addition to their other lemony treats.

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The kids also enjoyed slicing up their treats.

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It’s safe to say that the lemon playdough was a favorite among the parents just as much as it was among the kids!

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Did you enjoy the lemon playdough? What treats did your little ones create? We’d love to see their creations! Share with us on social media #theartkit.

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Kim

Thursday 15th of June 2017

How long does this play dough last? Does it dry out?

The Art Kit

Sunday 18th of June 2017

Hi Kim! Great questions! We've been known to keep our playdough for months without it drying out but typically the kids end up wanting to dry out their creations so they can save them. In order to keep the playdough from drying out, however, we recommend either keeping it in ziplock bags (try to get as much air out as you can) or plastic wrap. If you do want to dry out the playdough, it will dry rock hard after being left out for several days.