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DIY playdough (used as an ice breaker)! 

I organised a Women’s High Tea and I wanted to do a fun and unconventional icebreaker. So I came up with an idea… Using playdough to make something that represents yourself! 

Making the playdough was actually very easy and fun to do. 

My rough guide:

Place these in a large mixing bowl

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tbs cream of tartar

In another container, mix these

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs of oil (whatever you have) 
  • Few drops of food colouring

Add the water, oil and food colouring to the large mixing bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon. 

It should feel doughy and not too sticky. If it is too sticky, add more flour. If it feels dry, add water very sparingly – a little goes a long way. 

These proportions make a big hand full, see the pictures below to get an idea. 

Place in the fridge in a container to set for twenty minutes or so. 

Experiment with different colours! 

For the high tea, I split the playdough into little balls to share among different tables. 

It was a fun afternoon! 


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