Homemade Playdough

Homemade playdough is an easy activity you can do with the kids.  I made this for my toddler and she had fun discovering the texture and colors.  It might have made me the favorite parent while it lasted since she is a daddy’s girl.  Not only is it easy to make, the ingredients are non-toxic.

All the ingredients are edible if your little one is curious enough to sneak a piece.  There are recipes where you can add scents or use Kool Aid but I wanted to keep it simple so my daughter would be less likely to eat it.

This is great if you are looking for some good old-fashioned fun in this day and age of technology.


2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup salt

4 teaspoons cream of tartar

2 cups water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

gel food coloring


Place all the ingredients in a saucepan and stir to combine.

On medium heat, continue stirring until the dough starts to pull away from the sides of the pan.

Remove the dough onto a cutting board or counter top and knead.  Roll the dough into a ball and divide into four equal portions.  Add in a different food color to each portion and knead.  Store in an airtight container and it will last for months.


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