Rani is a self proclaimed, "Jane Of All Trades!" She is a certified, licensed massage practitioner, social media specialist, digital artist, freelance writer and most important, mama too two beautiful feisty girls. Her blog, omshesaid.com is her personal space to showcase her life through photos and words. She still can't believe she lives on the beautiful Central California Coast with her husband, two daughters their dog, Slider and cat Sailor!

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Rainy Day Playdough Time!

With the spring rains around the corner, (or in our case, already here!) It’s a great idea to have something fun and easily planned.

Well, I didn’t have anything planned, but my daughter’s school sent home an easy recipe for play dough that eventually they will use for a school project next week. So, being the brilliant Mom I am, I decided to make this day a rainy day playdough day! And the girls now think I am a genius! (Thanks Morro Bay Montessori Learning Center!)

So here is the easy recipe they sent home:



2 cups of flour

2 cups water with food color of choice (we made green and yellow)

1 cup salt

4 tsp. cream of tartar (make a difference)

4 Tbsp. Oil


  1. mix liquid ingredients with color first
  2. add all other ingredients
  3. cook until thickened over low heat
  4. knead
  5. explore dough freely with your child

*Keeps longer if stored in sealed container or baggie in fridge.

Easy Peasy!  And it was a great lesson is measuring and safety in the kitchen too! I was there the whole time of course and taking pictures of them just made it that much more fun! Enjoy the pics and have fun creating fun on your rainy days!!!

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Comments (4)

  1. Rani Shah 03/07/2011 at 12:06 pm

    Sure thing Jennifer!!!! We’re going to make some more today!!!

  2. Jennifer Furber 03/06/2011 at 10:45 pm

    What a great recipe! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. rani 02/22/2011 at 1:50 pm

    Thanks Mindy!!! I can’t believe I had never made this before!! Having kids and working with them certainly opens up many new things!!!!

  4. Mindy fangedmom 02/22/2011 at 11:34 am

    I love this recipe. We use this every year to make playdough for the kids to use at school. They have a blast helping me measure and cook. It is so a lot of fun when the dough is still warm (careful it is not too hot though).

    Thanks for posting this. It made me smile!