January 12, 2019. Tagged , , , , ,

With Valentine’s Day in just over a month I thought it would be a good idea to share a valentine playdough activity.  A quick simple playdough recipe to use in the classroom or even make it at home. In the recipe I’ve used the no cook method which is super easy. I find when I add fresh or dry ingredients it sometimes works better, keeping the scent or colour of the added petals.

So here is what you need to start:

  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 3/4 cup of hot water
  • 1/4 cup of rose water
  • 2 tbsp of oil
  • 2 tsp of creme of tartar
  • Saucepan
  • Large spatular
  • Fresh or dried rose petals


  • Put the dry ingredients into a bowl
  • Gradually mix together then add the oil
  • Pour the water slowly into the mixture and mix
  • Once the water has cooled use your hands to knead the play dough together
  • Quick easy to make together as safe to mix – just be extra careful when adding the hot water, especially if you’re doing this with children
  • You can use warm or cold water if you prefer, it may just take longer to mix

 Tip: Try this recipe with other flowers. Just be aware that flowers are not edible and be aware of the allergies when making this with children.

On my PPL Blog there are other playdough recipes check them out here. If you are interested in other playdough recipes then check out my Play Dough Pack!

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