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Homemade Play Dough

I have tried to make playdough at home before with no success. It was a terrible failure and the grandkids were so disappointed. That recipe did not have me heating the ingredients. I decided to look around and came across several different variations. I found this recipe on a blog and can’t remember which one it was:( ¬†(Sorry I can’t give credit to the person).

It was a great success. I can’t believe how nice the playdough turned out. Better than store-bought. I only had 2 dye colors so we left one white.

Check out the recipe below!

Playdough

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)
  • food coloring (liquid, powder, unsweetened drink mix)

Directions

In a small sauce pan add flour
Add water
Add salt
Stir together
Add cream of tartar (optional)
Add vegetable oil
Mix together over low heat, stirring constantly
The mixture will slowly start to thicken
When it starts to resemble mashed potatoes and pulls away from the pan sides it's almost ready. keep heating and stirring it if it's still sticky
Let cool in pan
Knead with hands, roll into 3 balls
Add color in center and mix with your hands (I only had 2 colors to add)
Keep in an air tight container

How to Make Play Dough at Home

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Homemade Play-dough

Easy to make at home play dough.

Keyword children, crafts, creativity, play dough,
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Diane

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose white flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar optional for improved elasticity
  • food coloring liquid, powder, unsweetened drink mix

Instructions

  1. In a small sauce pan add flour
  2. Add water
  3. Add salt
  4. Stir together
  5. Add cream of tartar (optional)
  6. Add vegetable oil
  7. Mix together over low heat, stirring constantly
  8. The mixture will slowly start to thicken
  9. When it starts to resemble mashed potatoes and pulls away from the pan sides it’s almost ready. keep heating and stirring it if it’s still sticky
  10. Let cool in pan
  11. Knead with hands, roll into 3 balls
  12. Add color in center and mix with your hands (I only had 2 colors to add)
  13. Keep in an air tight container

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