Simple Homemade Playdough

Jaclyn Groh


The kids will love making and playing with this playdough from start till end! Store in a air tight container for multiple plays. Lasts ~ 3 weeks.

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10 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


2 c
2 c
warm water
1 c
2 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 Tbsp
cream of tartar

How to Make Simple Homemade Playdough


  • 1Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan
  • 2Heat on medium heat constantly stirring
  • 3Continue to heat and stir until dough pulls away from the sides and clumps together.
    * Note- to prevent sticky dough continue to cook- the longer you cook it, the less sticky it will be*
  • 4Cool for a few minutes until you can knead the dough comfortably.
    * I put mine in the freezer for about 5- 10 minutes*
  • 5Separate into equal balls to color. You can use liquid or powder food coloring, unsweetened kool aid or similar drink mix and scented oils.
    * I use rubber gloves to knead the coloring in to prevent stains- only touching the pure coloring dyes your hand, after it is mixed in, it will not stain the counters or your hands*

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About Simple Homemade Playdough

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids