Homemade Play Dough

Tonight I decided to make play dough for the girls.

Perfect Play Dough

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring


Mix first 4 ingredients in a pan. Add water and mix well.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough will become difficult to stir and form a “clump.” Looks like mashed potatoes!

Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes–add food coloring during kneading process.


My kids love play dough it is so much fun and super easy to make.

Autumn made me cookies

and an apple pie

While we were making the play dough, Kesa thought that the salt was sugar and wanted to lick it.

It wasn’t what she expected.

Have fun with it, make it any color you want and after you are done, store it in an airtight container. 🙂

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