Homemade Play Dough: A Rainbow Of Fun

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Homemade Play Dough    
Recipe Type: Play Dough
Author: Kristin


For playing, not eating.
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 cup of salt (plain table salt is best)
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
  • Food colouring
  • Glitter
  • Essential oils, if you’d like it to smell nice
  1. Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar together in an appropriate sized pot.
  2. Mix water, oil and food colouring together. Add glitter and scent if using.
  3. Add water mixture to flour mixture. Mix well and heat on stove over medium high heat.
  4. Mix, mix, mix. When you think your arm might fall off keep mixing.
  5. When it is well clumped together remove from heat. Let cool. When cool, knead play dough on a floured surface until it’s not overly sticky.
  6. Play.


  1. Lianne says:

    Haha! nice work :) Loved the video, who doesn’t like playdoh! This is definitely the best play-doh recipe I’ve ever done, it doesn’t stick to your hands and make them goopey!
    I had to turn on my computer to watch this one, which hasn’t been happening much lately! I rarely seem to have 5 minutes to myself these days :(

    • Yes, I know how no time alone goes. I was going to give you a heads up that I was posting it today but then thought it would be a fun surprise.

  2. Selena says:

    Awesome. This post could not have come at a better time, I was just went to the store 2 days ago and purchased cream of tartar and planning on making play dough this weekend. What dye do you recommend, because I love the colours you have on your video.

  3. Jessica Anne says:

    Love it! I think I’ll just make brown. We’re color mixers over here, save the kids the hassle of the mixing.

  4. Just wanted to check back in to say I successfully made 2 batches (one blue and one red, figured if they mixed we would have purple). This was so quick and easy, I am kinda annoyed that I haven’t done this sooner. Thanks for the tips and the video. We are now busy and happy playing!

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