DIY Playdough

This is what you will need:

3 cups All-Purpose Flour
3 cups Water
¾ cup Salt
¼ cup Vegetable Oil
6 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
50 drops Food Coloring
Wax Paper

Lay out a large sheet of wax paper, set aside.  In a large heavy pot and over medium heat, combine flour, water, salt, vegetable oil and cream of tartar.  Once everything is blended together, add food coloring.  Stir constantly until dough pulls away from the sides of the pan and forms a firm ball in the center.  Remove from pan and place on wax paper.  Knead to get the flour lumps out. Pick out the larger flour lumps with your fingers and continue to knead until smooth.  Store in an airtight container.



  1. My son is on a playdough kick. Every day we play with playdough!

    We Three Crabs

  2. Love the colors in this playdough!

  3. This is perfect! My youngest LOVES playdough! I could spend a fortune buying it ...or making our own! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. I keep saying I am going to make some playdough but I have yet to do it. It will definitely be done at some point!

  5. I have wanted to make playdough for my daughter, but never really got to it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  6. This would be such a great idea for an indoor creative activity! Thank you :)

  7. Anonymous11:01 AM

    Okay, I tried making homemade play dough once, LIKE THIS^ and it, MOLDED? what did I do wrong? O_O

    1. You have to store in air tight container. Maybe make a new batch?


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