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DIY Valentine Playdough

Whitney Watkins

1 min read

Jan 24



Looking for a fun and easy Valentine's Day activity? Check out our DIY Valentine Playdough recipe. Your little ones will love making and playing with it!

My toddler loves playdough. When I need to get a meal prepped or the baby in bed when my husband isn't home, we have a designated playdough box that is my go to. She will happily play with it for 30 min to an hour, which is huge for a toddler attention span. When I told her we were going to make our own sparkly playdough she could not contain her excitement. We had just as much fun making this recipe for homemade playdough together as we did playing with it. Feel free to change up the color of food coloring or glitter. We made ours pink for Valentines Day but also because we like pink every day.

DIY Playdough



  • 1 1/2 cups water

  • 10-12 drops food coloring

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 cup salt

  • 3 Tbsp cream of tarter

  • 2 Tbsp glitter

  • 3 Tbsp oil (we used vegetable oil)


  • Bring water to a boil and mix in food coloring. Allow to sit 15-30 min to cool.

  • In a large bowl mix together flour, salt, cream of tarter, glitter and oil.

  • Pour in colored water and mix well.

  • If needed, add additional flour or cream of tarter a 1/2 Tbsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.

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