Play Dough Recipe for Catechism Class Projects

Using play dough to reinforce a key concept in catechism provides a wonderful hands-on activity that allows time for fun class discussion and togetherness as everyone works on their personal creation. Use it to make a quick Advent wreath or a tomb for Jesus.

I use the play dough recipe that my Mom started making over 30 years ago for her grandkids. It always turns out fabulous. The soft texture and the malleable properties make it perfect for kids.

Note: 1 recipe make 7 kid-sized portions that are each about the size of a small fist.

  • If making for the Advent wreath project, I color it green.
  • If making for Jesus’s tomb project, I color it brown.

Ingredients for the Play Dough Recipe:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 cup less 1 TBL water
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 TBL oil
  • Food coloring

Directions for the Play Dough Recipe:

  1. Stir flour, salt, water, cream of tartar and oil in saucepan over low heat until it forms a ball.
  2. Add coloring and mix for about 2 minutes until well incorporated.

How to Store the Play Dough

Store the play dough in a ziploc bag in the refrigerator. It will be good for about a month.

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