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Pilipino Pantry: Playdough Recipe

Pilipino Pantry: Playdough Recipe

This isn't a traditional Pilipino Pantry recipe but stays with the theme of the series in that,  I started Pilipino Pantry to show that we can find almost anything, or at least a good replacement for ingredients we may miss from a different country we call home. While playdough isn't a food, it is a common recipe made in American homes. This recipe has one secret ingredient however! Keep reading to find out. 

I am a hot mess when it comes to motherhood but I hope my oppeness about it  allows for others to feel that our imperfections are perfectly normal. I am not the traditional picture perfect Instagram mom but I still try my hardest to give my kids the best that I can! I recently teamed up with Johnsons Baby to share how I use their baby powder in non-traditional ways in motherhood. I use baby powder for so much more than the bum! In college I started using baby powder as dry shampoo to remove some of the grease but also give my hair a boost from the powder. Now that we live in the tropics and my #3PinoyBoys sweat it up and stink it up, I like to freshen them up with a few sprinkles. Also, after hair cuts and after beach time, baby powder acts as a remover for those pesky left overs! And today, I have one more use for Johnsons baby powder, PLAYDOUGH


My three little dudes in 2015

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My three big dudes shaping their playdough in 2018

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Here's what you need:

3/4 cup flour

1/4 cup baby powder (this is the secret ingredient!)

1/4 cup salt

2 tsp cream of tartar

1 Tablespoon of baby oil

3/4 cup of water

food coloring

METHOD: First, mix all the dry ingredients together. Proceed to mix in the oil, water, and food coloring. Place on the stove and cook on low for a few minutes. Stir constantly to watch for the dough to start sticking together. If the mixture seems too dry, add in a little water.
Cook the dough until it starts separating from the edge of the pan and does not stick to your fingers when you touch it. If it is too sticky, try adding a Tablespoon or two of flour. Once it looks ready, remove it from the heat and then knead in some baby powder until you get a good consistency.
The playdough becomes super soft and smells like a precious baby bum. It can be stored in an airtight container for weeks. 
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Wells mixing in his food coloring


Wells pretended his playdough was suman. Ube suman, pinipig and chocolate suman!

Thanks to Johnson Baby for letting me be me during this campaign of #AlwaysBestForOurBaby. My kids may not always be showered or well behaved but they will be sprinkled with baby powder, joke lang! I may not always have it together but I am trying my best and that is what counts. So to you other moms out there, I feel you! Spend an afternoon making playdough and you don't have to play with your kids for at least another week, kidding! 

Kita kits,


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