Homemade Play Food Set for Kids

Play food for Children

  • “Trolldough”
  • 2 dl flour
  • 1 dl salt
  • 1 tablespoon citric acid
  • 1 dl boiling water
  • 1 tablespoon oil

If you want to color the dough you can use food color. Divide into different parts and add the colors you like. You can also dry the figures first and then paint by hand with hobby paint. I have done both with my play food.


Allow salt and citric acid to dissolve in warm water. Then add the flour and work it all together to a smooth dough. Roll the dough with a rolling pin and cut out figures or create with free hand the figures you want.  

If you want to be able to use the dough as playdough over and over, keep it wrapped in plastic so air will not dry it out when you are not playing with it.

If you want to dry the figures you can put them in the oven and bake them on 100 degrees Celsius for at least 2-3 hours. The figures are then dry. Keep them spread out to dry more in room temperature for at least one day.  For my play food I have been drying them in room temperature for weeks since they are all different thickness and I wanted to make sure they are really dry all the way through.
After drying properly I have painted by hand.
The boxes I have made from paper.

To make all this playfood I multiplied the recipe by twelve or more:=). It all depends how much you want to make as always.

It´s a kids world!

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