Crayon Playdough




Introduction: Crayon Playdough

About: Mom of 2 kids, Food Blogger, Foodie :)

Crayon Playdough recipe is very simple to make. You can make different colors of playdough using different shades of crayons. It gives bold color to dough. Try it out for your preschooler, they will love it for sure.

Step 1: Supplies

Some different colors of crayons
2 cups of All purpose flour
1 1/4 cups of Water
2 tbsp of Vegetable oil
1 tbsp of Salt
2 tbsp of Cream of Tartar

Step 2: Preparation

1. Take all dry ingredients in mixing bowl and mix all together until well combined.

2. Roughly chop all crayons into bit size pieces

Step 3: Melt Crayons

Since we are using crayons, I would sugguest to use old vessel to make this playdoh.

1. Heat pan over medium flame, add oil and crayons into it.

2. Once the crayons completely melted, add in water and bring it to boil.

Step 4: Add APF and Mix

Once water started boiling, add dry ingredients and mix well with spatula immediately to avoid lump formation.

once the flour absorbed all water, transfer the dough into flat surface area. ( i used my cutting board)

Allow it to cool, until you can tolerate kneading.

Knead the dough for few minutes and let it completely cooled down.

Step 5: Store in Air Tight Container

once it cooled down, store the dough in air tigher container to prevent hardening.

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    6 years ago

    Oopps I see it ended on the 24/8, Sorry about that, I would of voted for you. Thanks for the 'ible


    6 years ago on Introduction

    what a great idea, my wife and I find bits of Crayon around the place from our Grandchildren. They are snapped, squashed and usually in little bits.

    Now I know what to do with them, Now thats what I call RECYCLING.

    I do have a couple of questions, that I hope you can help me with:-

    1/ Do they leave marks on say Walls, if the children happen to scrape them against a wall or floor?

    2/ If they do harden, is it possible to Revive them with water, oil or something?

    3/ How long do they last, as in inbetween play times, if they are in an air tight container?

    Any ideas would be greatly Appreciated.

    Once again what a Great Idea. THANKS



    p.s. How do I vote for you, I can't see anything on this page, I went to the Contest Page and Clicked on your instructible, but it didn't say I had voted or anything. Thanks once again


    6 years ago

    My mom made play dough just like this for me all the time, but not with crayons of course. It does give it a nice, bold colour. And I think you have given me an idea for some experiments.... Voted. :-)