Saturday, April 19, 2014

Valentine Play-Doh with FREE Printable

Looking for a cute and inexpensive treat to give to your kids classmates for Valentine's??? It's a bonus that it isn't candy and something that the kiddos will actually play with! Make your own Play-doh! I promise it's super duper easy and costs a fraction of what you pay in the store plus it doesn't smell funny! I make this all the time with Madison because she loves to play with it. I get out the cookie cutters and let her have at it. So that is how this "muse" came about for the Valentine Play-Doh. 

It's made with ingredients you probably already have at home right now. 


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • food coloring


Mix all but food coloring in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook over a very low heat until it turns into a dough (it’ll take just a few minutes). Knead the dough on a floured surface until cool enough for kids to touch. Separate the dough into as many colors as you want to make. Put just a few drops of coloring in each ball and knead until evenly mixed.


Once colored to your desired or red for hearts....then roll out and use heart cookie cutter.


I always have tons of ideas in my head however one thing I can't do is graphic design. That's where my talented printable friends come in. This Valentine printable was designed by Tonya from Soiree Event Design.  One has the full red background for ease of cutting with a paper punch.  The other shows the exact circle outline in case you have to hand cut these out.  See the bottom of post for your free downloadable copy of this printable. 

I get these clear containers in bulk from Smart and Final but I'm sure you can find them elsewhere. You could use any plastic container that can fit your play-doh heart (to keep it from drying out) or a zip lock bag. For a ziploc bag ~ cut and fold a put a piece of scrapbook paper along the top of ziploc bag then place printable in the middle of scrapbook paper topper. 


 To access the FREE VALENTINE PRINTABLE CLICK Maddycakes Muse Facebook page HERE.

 To see more of Soiree Event Design's printables and custom work click HERE.

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0 #5 kelli 2013-02-04 13:08
I like that you colored the play doh red. I made Play-Doh valentine's for my boys last year with the exact same saying!
0 #4 The Better Baker 2013-02-04 01:40
:lol: How adorable! I'm pinning this and will be making it for kids...grandkid s...or kids I teach at church. Awesome idea.
0 #3 Jen Rollins 2013-02-03 20:23
Love it! I am always looking ofr candy alternatives that aren't holiday pencils - ha! We're overrun by those! Anyway, this is great! Visiting from Skip to My Lou and would love for you to check out my Valentine's ideas too! Cheers!
0 #2 Kathie 2013-02-02 15:11
Show and Tell Saturday at Sassy Little Lady is LIVE! I’d love to have you share your post!

0 #1 TarynAtDDD 2013-01-31 05:57
What a great idea! I need to try some of this. Our Play-Doh dries out all the time I need to try some homemade ones! Thanks for linking up to the Make-It party!

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