Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough is easy to make and completely non-toxic. By using food coloring, you can make different colors of playdough for the kids to play with.

Making playdough and of course playing with it is a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon. Store the finished dough in the fridge for several weeks.

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You’ll Need

* 1 cup flour
* 1/4 cup salt
* 2 T cream of tartar
* 2 Tsp food coloring
* 1 T vegetable oil
* 1 cup water

Homemade Playdough


Mix all ingredients in a medium pot and stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Be careful not to let the mixture burn on the bottom. If it starts to stick to the bottom of the pot too much, turn down the heat.

When the mixture forms a ball in the center of the pot, take the pot of the stove and let the playdough mixture cool. When the ball of playdough has cooled enough to touch it comfortably, knead it several times on a flowered surface. The more you knead the dough, the more elastic and usable the homemade playdough will be.

Store the homemade playdough in a Ziploc bag or airtight container in the fridge.

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One Response to “Homemade Playdough”

  1. sara on September 6th, 2008 3:53 pm

    you can trade the food color for two packages of DRY kool aid too
    some pretty neat smells!