Miss Helps Soft Play Dough

Shelly Grant


This recipe has been a favorite in our home for years now. My children's kindergarten teacher gave this to me, and we haven't bought any store bought since. It is so soft!! And it keeps really well! It is super easy to make as well. My 3 year old son loves to use it outside on the patio to make tractor and little truck tire tracks in with his toy as you can see from the picture..lol. He had to take a picture of his work. :-)


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5 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
  • 4 Tbsp
    cream of tartar
  • NOW ADD:

  • 1 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    cooking oil
  • ·
    food coloring - any color of your choice

How to Make Miss Helps Soft Play Dough


  1. Cook over medium heat, stirring 3-5 minutes, or until stiff. When stiff, turn out onto a floured plate and let cool for a few minutes.
    When cool enough to the touch, knead until nice and soft. Store in an air tight container.
  2. If it dries out a bit after some play, I put it in the container with a little bit of water and leave overnight. In the morning, it is soft again.

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About Miss Helps Soft Play Dough

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: Canadian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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