Homemade Playdough Recipe

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Homemade Playdough Recipe

Homemade Playdough Recipe


I did it!  I finally made some Homemade Playdough!  It was super easy.  There’s no way I’m buying this stuff every again!  It’s so soft!!!

I can’t believe I can whip up multiple colors in no time!  We’ve even done a few custom colors depending on what character we are into.  We’ve done Finding Nemo colors and Disney’s Frozen movie colors!  You can make all kinds of colors with a few drops of food coloring!  Wilton food coloring gel is my favorite!  The colors are bright and vibrant.  They work perfectly with this recipe.

I added a drop of essential oil for the playdough I was using.  I wouldn’t do it for the kids batch though…  you wouldn’t want them rubbing their eyes with essential oils.


Homemade Playdough Recipe Ingredients and Supplies List

Here’s what you need to make this recipe:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and pink food coloring

Here are the tools you will need for this project:

Mixing bowl
Cookie cutters


Homemade Playdough Recipe Instructions

1. Using a mixing bowl, add your flour, salt, and cream of tartar and mix it well.

2. Now add your oil and water and mix it well.

3. In a small pot, add 1/2 cup of your mixture and your food coloring of choice and mix again.

4. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly until it forms a play dough consistently (which happens quickly)

5. Let your dough cool on a plate

6. Repeat steps 3, 4, and 5 until you make all the colors you want!  Easy peasy!


Homemade Playdough Recipe

Homemade Playdough Recipe



Homemade Playdough Recipe

Homemade Playdough Recipe


Homemade Playdough Recipe


How long does Homemade Playdough last?

If you keep it in air tight bags it can last up to 6 months or longer!

Homemade Playdough Recipe


Don’t forget to Pin this craft on Pinterest for later!


Homemade Playdough Recipe




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