Playdough Recipe

Playdough is so very easy to make and cheap too!  Homemade playdough last longer than the store-bought kind.  The best part about making your own playdough is kneading the warm dough right out of the pot.  Skip the spa, just make some playdough.

Prep time: 5-10 minutes Difficulty: Easy

Supplies Needed

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • food coloring


Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.  I let the kids mix it all together cold and once they've had their fill of mixing, I bring it to the stove.

Stir all ingredients over medium heat until a ball forms in the center.  When you can no longer stir with a spoon, you are done.  It will get very thick and start to look dry around the edges.

Turn onto a clean counter top or cutting board and knead with your hands until a smooth ball forms.

It will be hot so knead carefully!  This is my favorite part...does wonders for your hands.

Store in an airtight container...mold and enjoy!

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