January 28, 2011

Homemade play dough (not edible)

I’ve been wanting to make homemade play dough and we finally made it.  Here is an easy recipe I found and I’ve added a picture tutorial.
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring
These are the ingredients listed, but I cut the recipe in 1/2.
Directions (along with numbered pictures above)
  1. Gather your ingredients
  2. Mix first four ingredients in a pan
  3. Add water and mix well.  Cook over medium heat and stir constantly for 3 –5 minutes. 
  4. Dough will become difficult to stir and get clumpy.  (I only had to heat it for a minute by the time it became clumpy)
  5. Remove from the stove and knead for about 5 minutes.  Add food coloring during the kneading process.
  6. Store the play dough in covered plastic containers or plastic sandwich bags.
Then…. have fun!
Playdough fun
It was really easy and again, I found the recipe here: http://mommyfootprint.com/the-perfect-home-made-play-dough-recipe/

I've linked this to some of these parties.


  1. Hello Angelica (beautiful name btw)! I saw you over at Tatertots & Jello and wanted to stop in and say hello. I'm a new follower as well. :O)

    ~ www.billiemonster.com ~

  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    I used to make playdough all the time when I was a kid. I loved it. My mom would supervise and we had all these different colors, plus it didn't smell like the store bought playdough.

  3. That's pretty cool that you made your own! Thanks for stopping by my blog this week from the Tatertots & Jello linkup too!
    -Mrs. Puma, pumawedding.blogspot.com