Homemade Playdough


    • 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1/2 cup salt
    • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
    • Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
    • Food coloring (optional)


    1. Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl.
    2. Add food coloring TO the boiling water then into the dry ingredients (color optional).
    3. Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough.
    4. Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. * This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!* (If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right.


  • You can store this play dough in an air tight container for at least 6 months.