Make Your Own Playdough

Make your own playdough with simple ingredients already in your home. Kids just love playdough and it can keep them entertained for ages.

Make Your Own Playdough


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Food colouring
  • 1 cup flour


  1. Warm water, oil, salt, cream of tartar, and food colouring in a saucepan.
  2. Remove from heat and add flour.
  3. Stir, then knead until smooth.
  4. Store playdough in an airtight container.

Don’t leave out the cream of tartar, that’s what makes it stay fresh for up to 6 months.

Also try this soft no cook playdough recipe.

making playdough
My daughter kneading the playdough
finished paydough
Ready to use playdough

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  1. Gotta try this

  2. This will be another fun activity i will like to make this and looks easy to make and have hours of fun…and involve toddlers to help will be more fun and they will enjoy it.

  3. I am sooo doing this for my son. He will absolutely love it. I just have to get the seal tight containers before we start.

  4. i have to try this one. and these ingredients are in my cupboard now

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