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Play Dough Soap

This was too much fun to make. I have been reconnected to my childhood and understand a bit more deeply why my children REALLY love #playdough. I made 13lbs - THIRTEEN POUNDS - of Play Dough Soap last week. I even realized I could add googly eyes to the green ones to make Halloween Monster Play dough! #thisishalloween #halloween I felt like I should have won a Pinterest Mom of the Day award. I gave myself a cookie to celebrate. Matt says my pony is in the mail.

You can pick up my play dough soap in the online shop HERE. Don't Forget: I offer free local pick-up or shipping options both through web site ordering - Or check out the recipe below and give it a shot yourself. It's a great idea for indoor play with kids this coming winter season. Enjoy, Hippies!


Play Dough Soap Recipe


  • 1 cup Castile soap (I used Dr. Bronner's Unscented Baby Hemp Castile Soap)

  • 3 cups Flour

  • 1 1/2 cups Fine Grain Salt

  • 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar (I like to buy this in bulk from Amazon - a ton cheaper than the store!)

  • 2 Tablespoons Oil (any oil will do, I used Sweet Almond Oil)

  • 2 cups Water

  • Food Dye or Mica (Mica is a natural silicate coloring agent - optional!)

  • Essential Oils (I used 1 tsp Lavender & 1 tsp Roman Chamomile)

  • Mason jar or plastic container, for storing (Give that empty PB jar a second life. Re-Purpose it!)


1. Boil your water. I used my electric kettle for this, but any method will do.

2. While waiting for the water to boil, stir flour, salt, and cream of tartar together. Set aside.

3. Add your oil to the 2 cups of boiling water. 4. If using a liquid coloring agent add it to the oil & water mixture now, otherwise add any dry coloring agents to the dry ingredient mixture you combined in step #2. Only use a few drops of food coloring so you don't stain your little one's hands while they play with the dough. 5. Add soap to your wet ingredients. 6. Mix your dry ingredients with wet ingredients until well incorporated. I used my stand mixer for this part.

7. Add more flour as necessary to reduce stickiness. 8. Once the dough has cooled enough to be handled, knead more flour into it until it is a texture you like - store in an airtight container until ready to use.


I give the kids a marble sized piece of a couple colors and let them go to town to play with it and then some more to wash with - it's been quite a hit! And SUPER easy. Add it to your Christmas Break indoor play list. Putting a plastic table cloth or an easily washable blanket on the floor and let the kids help you knead away.

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