If your children are at school you’ll know it’s half term and there’s not a huge amount to do during lockdown other than walks.  I find children of all ages love playdough.   Here’s a super easy hobtop playdough recipe.  To store, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge.


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 2 teaspoons pf cream of tartar or baking soda
  • 1/3 cup of salt
  • 1 tsp of food colouring
  • 1tbsp of vegetable oil


Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and heat over a medium heat whilst stirring continuously.  Turn the heat off once it starts bonding but continue to stir.  Once a ball has formed, turn it out onto a floured surface and wait to cool.  Play with until your heart’s content.