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How To Make Homemade Playdough!

July 9th, 2020 | 1 min. read

How To Make Homemade Playdough!

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By Aubrey Devin - Kids Club Associate

Want an awesome homemade "Playdough" recipe fun and safe for your kids? Look no further!


What You’ll Need:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Food Coloring or Washable Paint

This recipe is super simple, it’ll take you less than five minutes to whip up and will cost you almost nothing, because chances are, you already have almost everything you need to make this!

Playdough is always a good option, whether it’s a rainy day and you’re stuck inside, or it’s a beautiful day and your children want to do an activity outside. Let your children’s imagination work by making slithering snakes, the squishiest friends, or abstract buildings with playdough.

This recipe is super soft, and it isn’t sticky! Another great thing about this recipe is that it is customizable- you can add your own colors or scents to it! When your kids are done, pack the dough into ziploc baggies, and the dough can last you up to a few months.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Quart sized bags

Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, add in the color now as well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a gallon sized bag or onto wax paper. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands. Once it’s all mixed together you’re ready to PLAY.

Store the play dough inside the bags once done to keep soft. Keeps for up to 3 months.