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simple homemade playdough

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Jaclyn Groh
Hellertown, PA

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.

(1 rating)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For simple homemade playdough

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

How To Make simple homemade playdough

  • 1
    Combine all ingredients in a sauce pan
  • 2
    Heat on medium heat constantly stirring
  • 3
    Continue 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*
  • 4
    Cool for a few minutes until you can knead the dough comfortably. * I put mine in the freezer for about 5- 10 minutes*
  • 5
    Separate 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*