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Homemade Playdough Recipe

The BEST Playdough Recipe

No need to ever buy store-bought play doh after you try our homemade playdough recipe! This easy playdough recipe takes 5 minutes to prep and 5 minutes to make. And the playdough will last for months! It’s super soft, stretchy and non-toxic for kids. With just a few ingredients your kids will love playing with this playdough.


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


    1. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) and mix well.

      Dry Ingredients Playdough
    2. Mix food coloring with your water first. Then add the vegetable oil and water with food coloring to a large pot. Mix together.
    3. Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well.Mix Dry Ingredients with Wet for Playdough
    4. Cook over low to medium heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry.
    5. Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take off the heat. Let the dough cool first before touching.
    6. Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft.

Recipe Notes

If your dough is not soft, continue kneading for another 5 minutes. If you find it is still too dry add a little bit more oil and knead in. 

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