How To Make Play Dough

Growing up I don’t think that we ever had store bought play dough in the house - my mom always made it! I’m sure I wondered why we didn’t get that bright colored Play Doh but now I know why... The homemade stuff is just better. It’s easier to mold and it’s less stinky - plus when your kid eats it you know it’s all things from your kitchen.

I’ve made a number of batches now and I’m very happy with this recipe - it’s simple and the ingredients are minimal. I usually prep the measurements before and then I can let the boys help me dump it all in and help me color it with the food coloring! 


1 Cup flour

1/2 Cup salt

1 Tablespoon cream of tarter

1 Cup water

2 Tablespoons oil

Food coloring


Mix dry ingredients together in a pan, add the other ingredients and heat over the stove on medium heat, stirring constantly.

After several minutes it will form a ball. Remove mixture from the pan and knead on a floured counter. 

Let cool and store in an airtight container! 

Play dough recipe

Enjoy this recipe with your littles. 

Xo, Megan

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