“DOH” You you want to be my Valentine?

DOH Valentine

With all the candy around at Valentine’s Day (and don’t get us wrong, we LOVE conversation hearts and cinnamon bears) we try to give a little more love than just candy. This year we decided to give a homemade playdough Valentine gift to all the Little Chef’s friends.

This playdough recipe we created by combining a couple different recipes.  We LOVE this recipe because  it is so smooth and not crumbly, it will last forever (I think I just threw away a batch from last October!),  and the recipe is SO easy!

measuring  measuringoil

 food coloring  whisking

The Little Chefs threw all the ingredients in a bowl and whisked it together. Little Chef E decided that 2-4 drops of food coloring needed to be more like 6-8 drops. However, it did make it really bright pink, just perfect for Valentine’s Day!

forming  stirring

We then poured the mixture to a saucepan on medium heat. And stir CONSTANTLY!! Keep stirring until the mixture pulls from the sides and forms a ball.


Remove from heat, and let cool for a few minutes. Knead the playdough a couple times. Then let it cool completely before you start playing with it, or before you store it. Store playdough in an airtight container. Package it up and you have a fun playdough valentine gift for your friends.

DOH Valentine

Perfect Playdough


  • 1 c flour
  • 1/4 c salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 c water
  • 1 T oil
  • 2-5 drops of food coloring


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk together
  2. Pour mixture into a saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly
  3. Stir until it forms a ball.
  4. Remove from pan, and let cool for a few minutes and knead the playdough.
  5. Let it cool completely before playing with it or storing it.
  6. Store in an airtight container.


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

3 Replies to ""DOH" You you want to be my Valentine?"

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    Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon February 13, 2013 (6:54 pm)

    What a fabulous idea! great instructions too! Thank you for sharing at Monday Funday !

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    kathrynann24 January 10, 2014 (11:26 am)

    Neat idea!