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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


  • 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


  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