Making your own Play Doh Crayon Craft is a fun, easy activity that can keep kids entertained for hours on end. All you need are some red crayons (or any color that you prefer) and a few simple ingredients. This is the perfect craft for kids that would like to use up those broken crayons! In this blog post, we will show you how to make Red Play Doh using just crayons and a few other household items. Let’s get started!
Fun Fact: Did you know that September 16th is national Play dough day? This play doh crayon recipe would be the perfect recipe to make with you kids to celebrate National Play dough day. There are so many Crayola colors you could use to make many different colors of play dough – all of the colors of the rainbow!
The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need:
NOTE: These are the ingredients for ONE batch of playdough. To make additional playdough, repeat the recipe for each color.
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 ½ cup flour
1 cup water
¾ cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 red broken crayons, coarsely chopped (you can choose any color you like)
A pot or container to melt the crayons in
Something to stir the melted crayons with
How to Make a Play doh Crayon Craft
In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, cream of tartar, and salt. Stir in water, vegetable oil, and food coloring.
In a medium, nonstick pot, add the oil and crayon. Place the pot containing the crayons onto a stove top and set to medium low heat. Slowly, the crayons will begin to melt. Stir constantly until the crayons are melted. Once they are fully melted, remove the pot or container from the heat and stir until the crayons are fully blended.
Add the water to the pot and expect the wax to separate from the water but continue to stir, adding the dry ingredients to the pot.
Now it’s time to pour your molten Play Doh onto the surface of your choice. We recommend using waxed, freezer, or parchment paper, as that will make cleanup a breeze. Once you have poured out all of the Play Doh, and while the dough is still warm but cool to touch, knead the dough until smooth, about 2 minutes.
Next, shape it into balls (or whatever shape you prefer) and allow it to cool and harden for several hours. And that’s it! You now have your very own homemade Play Doh, ready to be played with again and again.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two months or at room temperature for 3 days.
For another fun play doh craft, we have a post about How to Make Edible Lemon Play Dough and How to Make Disney themed Edible Play doh. Also, your kids may enjoy these Printable Play Doh Mats. Play dough mats ar perfect for preschoolers, pre k, and kindergarten aged kids.
This is a fun, creative and easy craft that can be done with preschoolers, pre k, kindergarten or grade school kids. Every kid loves both crayons and playdough so combining the two would make this a special play doh craft!