Only the BEST Play-Dough Recipe used for the Creator Faire

Making the play-dough for the January 26, 2019 Creator Faire and following this recipe again! Hope to make a mess with you on Saturday between Noon and 4:00PM at 3880 Cypress Drive in Petaluma.

It’s really fun to mix a few simple ingredients together and then watch them transform into something completely different! 

There are a ton of different yet similar homemade play-dough recipes online but after testing several over the past 5 years, my son and I both prefer this recipe best. 

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil or oil of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 1 – 1/2 cups of boiling water 
  • food coloring (optional)


  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large bowl
  • Add food coloring to the boiling water, stir and add to the dry ingredients
  • Stir continuously until it become a sticky dough
  • Allow to cool slightly before taking it out of the bowl and vigorously knead the mixture until all the stickiness is gone
  • Add more flour if…

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Another Local Business Gives Back!

Since 1946, Friedman’s has been a community stronghold – first in Petaluma, then throughout Northern California. They’ve made it a point of pride to establish within their own community, to get involved, stay true to their local roots and operate a family-owned and independent business with integrity.

Thanks to the generosity of this local home improvement store, the River Montessori Foundation is excited and able to purchase $100 worth of much needed supplies for the 2018 Creator Faire!

Thanks, Friedman’s! We hope to see your family on January 27.

7th Grade Entrepreneur

If you like the slimy, slippery feel of slime, be sure to visit Creator Faire host, Haven and her business, Mermaid Slime 4U on January 27, 2018 at 3880 Cypress Drive, Petaluma.

According to, “Slime is typically composed of tangled, long-chain polymer molecules. These polymer molecules can be thought of as spaghetti strands. When put together on a plate, the strands are mixed together making a tangled mess. If the strands are rubbed together, they line up and become smooth. This motion gives the mass it’s slimy, slippery feel”.

If you like the slimy, slippery feel of slime, be sure to visit Creator Faire host, Mermaid Slime 4U, to play with and learn how to make this tangled mess of long-chain polymer molecules into a smooth pile of fun.

12-year-old, Haven’s favorite perfectly aligned tangled mess is her Strawberry Frosting Slime because it’s soft and fun to play with. She started her slime-making business in July of 2017. Haven likes mermaids and really wanted a fun brand, hence her awesome business name, Mermaid Slime 4U.

When this 7th grader isn’t busy fulfilling orders from her Etsy shop, you can find her practicing gymnastics, dance or reading her favorite book, “Because of Winn Dixie”.

She says she is looking forward to teaching kids how to make slime and sharing her love for it at the Creator Faire on January 27. 

If you simply can’t wait that long to experience this strange mixture of art and science, you can purchase a variety of different slimes from Haven’s Etsy shop under Mermaidslime4U or follow her often glittery work on Instagram at mermaid.slime4U.

2018 Ticket Sales — Coming Soon!

Tickets to the January 27, 2018 Creator Faire will go on sale January 1, 2018.  You’ll be able to purchase tickets in advance or at the event.  Ticket cost is a recommended donation of $7 (per person) or $25 (per family).