Make it Monday: Homemade Playdough

homemade playdough

Here is a really easy recipe for homemade play dough. Why buy it when you can make it with ingredients you likely already have at home? No cooking required! Great for kids of all ages. You should supervise very young children, however.

     You will need:
     1 cup flour
     1/2 cup salt
     3/4-1 cup boiling water. You can just get it really hot in the microwave.
     1 TBSP cooking oil
     1 TBSP cream of tarter
     food coloring
     Mix all the ingredients together. Divide up for different colors, if you like. When it has cooled, add a drop or two of food coloring and knead it into the play dough. I made one recipe and got two colors out of it. You can, of course, double the recipe to make more, or leave it plain.

It is ready to play with right away. Put it in a sealed container for later use!


  1. Vicki Hale says

    my Son still talks about his Aunt making play dough. It really is just as good as the 'real' stuff. Vicki

  2. This looks like a good recipe for playdough. I will have to do it when my son soon because we are usually stuck indoors due to the horrible weather. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. I have everything but cream of tarter. I’ll have to pick up some because my grandboy would loves this!

  4. Jennifer Williams says

    I love homemade playdoh. My son helps to make it with me!

  5. michelle gilliland mcafee says

    I forgot how fun and easy this is. I used to make it for my kids. I think I’ll make some for my nephew. I think he would enjoy it.

  6. wow! this is sooo good! you can have a blast and make a huge amount if you have a gaggle of kids coming!!

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