The Perfect Home Made Play Dough Recipe!

Finally, I’ve found a play dough recipe that works!  Not only works, but makes amazing, easy, great quality play dough.  It really is true that once you find the perfect play dough recipe – you can make a product better than you’ll buy at the store.  I was starting to doubt my ability to pull off this great culinary feat. Even the priest that married me made light of my ‘skills’ in the kitchen.  It’s no secret I can’t bake and struggle with cooking.  So when my first 2 batches of play dough failed last month, I had decided that making your own play dough from scratch was an urban myth…one of those things only a super mom can do.  But – I’ve conquered the recipe and not only is it easy, but guaranteed you’ll have 90% of the ingredients already kicking around your pantry.  Play dough isn’t cheap to buy so you’ll save money and also help the environment because store bought play dough containers don’t have recycling resin codes.

Okay…before the recipe reveal I’d like to admit that the first two times I tried making play dough I wasn’t aware that the ingredient ‘cream of tartar’ was a baking item (looks like salt that you buy in the spice isle).  I thought they were asking you to add tarter sauce – the creamy kind that goes on fish and chips.  Just in case there are people with my cooking skills out there….these products are totally different and is probably the reason my other batches stayed wet and never gelled.  I know, who thought it could be this hard?  <smile>

Play Dough Recipe:

1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring

Mix first 4 ingredients in a pan. Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough will become difficult to stir and form a “clump”.  Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes–add food coloring during kneading process. Play dough will keep for a long time stored in a covered plastic container or plastic sandwich bag.

This amount of play dough this recipe produced was perfect.  Each of my 4 kids received a huge clump of play dough, so there was lots to share.  Also, a great tip with Fall around the corner – add cinnamon to the dry ingredients (as much as you want until you get the right scent).  It produces a magical smell that transports you to a world of pumpkin patches, colored leaves, and windy days.


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237 Responses to The Perfect Home Made Play Dough Recipe!

  1. Tracy Green August 30, 2008 at 7:56 am #

    wow Suzanne you cooked!

    Just a tip… cream of tartar is usually really expensive in the grocery store. If you want to make lots of playdough you can often find it in larger bulk bags for the same price as a tiny box at most craft or teaching supply stores.

  2. Tracy Green August 30, 2008 at 8:00 am #

    ps- looks like a great recipe… just whipping up a batch now! Lucas will probably mistake it for my home baking.

  3. jennifer owens August 30, 2008 at 8:31 am #

    Hey Suzanne! In the 25 years I taught Kdg. I bet I personally made this recipe 20 times a year for 25 years…. wow that equals 500 X’s!!! It is without question THE best recipe. Often I would make it in the morning before I left home and the morning class would get it when it was warm… they loved it!

  4. suzanne August 30, 2008 at 10:15 am #

    Haha…my first smile of the morning! Thanks for the comments. My kids also mentioned they liked that it was warm…I can’t believe all the money I’ve spent buying play dough over the last 6 years. ‘Back-to-basics’ is really the way to be these days! Thanks ladies! Anyone else that tries out the recipie, please post with your comments!

  5. Briana C. July 6, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    Thanks for the great website and reciepe! I have not used the reciepe yet, but will let you know how it turned out for me. I am having a party for my 3 yr old daughter this Saturday and will offer the play dough as a craft to play with. I was given a tip that I would love to share. Instead of food coloring I was told the kool aid works for color and smell. To make it sparkle I will add some glitter as well…hope this helps! Thanks again!

  6. robin July 24, 2009 at 5:48 pm #

    thanks made it tonight works great! didn’t have food colouring so I added a box of jello powder smells good and best part jellos cheap!

  7. suzanne July 24, 2009 at 6:15 pm #

    Thanks for the comment Robin! At what step of the instructions did you add the jello powder? I can’t wait to try it.

  8. Tonia August 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm #

    You can also put Kool-Aid in as colour as well. Never tried it out but I am thinking about it (when I run out of food colouring). Thanks for the recipe.

  9. george September 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    hi you mention oil in your ingredients but in the recipe instructions I can’t find it! When do you add please?
    thanks a million

  10. Ruth September 18, 2009 at 4:02 pm #

    Hi George – I see oil is counted in the first 4 ingredients…so add it to the pot w/the flour, salt & cream of tartar

  11. kirra October 8, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

    just made this…worked great!!
    only took 15 mins even with 3 kids “helping” me. 🙂
    tip: add food coloring to the water before pouring into pot.
    that way there is no mess and the kids can approve the final color.

  12. Marica October 16, 2009 at 7:56 pm #

    I used this recipe for the daycare I work in – with 2 variations. Batch #1 included “pumpkin pie spices” (a blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice etc bought in the spice section) and it smells exactly like a pumpkin pie (also made it the same color)…had to stop the children from eating it! The second variation works well as a before nap/bed activity. I colored it purple and left out the oil in the recipe. Instead I added Johnson’s Bedtime Lotion to the mix (about 1/4 cup of it to get lots of scent). If the bedtime oil is available in your area you can use that instead – or simply add a few drops of lavender and chamomile essential oils. I like the lotion because it helps to counter the drying effects of the salt in the dough.

  13. Marica October 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm #

    Also a tip for those using koolaid and jello as coloring – from my past experiences the dough does not last as long because these food products are considered perishable once prepared, the ingredients (especially jello with sugar) can cause sticky messes, and also go moldy a lot faster.

  14. Maria October 30, 2009 at 10:32 pm #

    Marica, when do you add the lotion?

  15. Debra November 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

    Hi there,

    I make this recipe all the time, for my kids, and now for my grandkids. The tips I have learned are: First if you boil your water and add your coloring to the water, you don’t need to cook it on the stove. Second, kool-aid (the cheap packets with no sugar) make great coloring with scent.

  16. Amanda December 2, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    I actually had this recipe out of a book that my girl-friend had. In the winter time when the husbands would be at work and the children were bored from being inside we would make this recipe. I love it. I like the fact that the children can also make it. I made it part of a science lesson also.

  17. Stephanie December 8, 2009 at 3:08 pm #

    My mom had a play dough recipe that she used to ALWAYS use! Do you think we can find it now?? No way. I hope this will work out for me, I have a 1/2 bag of flour that I wouldnt use for cooking ’cause I cant remember how long Ive had it LOL. Thanks for the great recipe 🙂

  18. The Maven December 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm #

    Thank you for this recipe! It’s similar to one I had used a long time ago when my firstborn was in a co-op preschool. We were asked to make playdough a couple of times during the year to donate to the school using a recipe with cream of tartar. It really is the best!

    It’s close to Christmas, so I added some peppermint extract and made batches of green, red and white. My little gremlins love it and think I’m the best mom ever for being smart enough to come up with a homemade variety (shh, don’t tell them!)

  19. Adam December 21, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    I never knew about cream of tartar either until I started making playdough.

    The Maven – thats a great idea for christmas time I certainly need to try that one out.

  20. Jenn January 27, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    I wanted to try and make playdough on my own but it never worked out. I found this 10 mins ago and i just finished it. I think this is better than the real stuff in the stores!!! And my 3 and 5 year old just loves it!!!! im going to pass this on to my son’s preschool teacher!!!!

  21. DEMPSEY January 27, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    This is awesome.

  22. Janet February 1, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    I decided to make this recipe on a whim one rainy Saturday morning with my 2 1/2 year old son. We didn’t have enough Cream of Tartar (only about 2 teaspoons instead of tablespoons), but it still turned out excellent! So if you find that Cream of Tartar is too expensive, try using less, because it worked for me.

  23. Paul February 8, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    This is the same recipe we are using in our daycare, a perfect play dough that last forever… (forever in a daycare is about 1-2 days if you let the kids to …go creative). The only problem you have when you add cream of tartar is the food coloring changing colors lol… Yellow and red was perfect, blue turned green….
    But is the best play dough ever… we buy cream of tartar and spices in bulk from Bulk Barrel… $1 for 1lb….
    God bless you and share more interesting things with us!

  24. Tess February 11, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Great recipe! Thanks!

  25. Caitlin February 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    Amazing recipe!! Can’t wait to try the Johnson’s Bedtime Lotion variation next time!

  26. Carter February 28, 2010 at 8:22 pm #

    Just whipping up a batch right now! Thanks!

  27. Connie March 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

    I have yet to try this, but does the food colouring get on the kids hands, clothing, table when they are playing with it?

  28. Jill March 6, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    We made pink & yellow this morning and my kids loved it!

  29. Lorraine March 10, 2010 at 10:11 am #

    I worked at a preschool for many a year and always had the play dough table. I forgot the recipe after all those years and had to get a refresher for my visiting grand niece. Brought back memories reading the comments. I use to let them go crazy with glitter in a salt shaker just before a batch was going to be tossed. Great for small and large motor skills. Also what ever theme we were doing characters (princesses, dragons, spaceships, artificial flowers….etc)were provided with the play dough. Great social times!

  30. Lorraine March 10, 2010 at 10:15 am #

    ps regarding the question about whether the food coloring will get on the kids and everywhere else if you put the food color in the water it will be less messy. Once it is in play dough form it won’t transfer. Hope that helped!

  31. Joss March 14, 2010 at 2:24 am #

    My mom used to make play dough for me when I was a little girl, now its my turn to make it for my kids. My favorite memory of the homemade play dough was the smell, and I used to love the saltiness of it (and the way it would dry on my hands). The bought stuff doesn’t even compare to it! I can’t wait to make this tomorrow with my oldest!

  32. Katharine March 20, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    I’m going to try this out tomorrow morning with my son! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 I’ll let you know how it goes.

  33. Faith March 20, 2010 at 7:38 pm #

    I can’t wait to make this with my grandson-all the handy tips are great..I really miss being a mom, so this is like going back in time for me!!!Who is the kid here??

  34. Katharine March 21, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    We just finished making it and he’s busy happily playing with it right now!

    This was my first attempt at homemade playdough so I didn’t know what to expect and got a little worried when the dough first starting cooking. I thought I’d done something wrong and it was going to end up clumpy, but it didn’t! It’s absolutely perfect!

    Thanks so much 🙂

  35. Lisa March 25, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe! Was a big hit with my 3 1/2 year old. We also added the food coloring to the water instead of after – used the Wilton paste color for a very vibrant result!

  36. carla March 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm #

    thank you, i will be buying the ingredient this weekend. Ahmad loves playdough so much

  37. Angela March 29, 2010 at 2:15 pm #


    I just made this – turned out perfect! I read most of the comments and tips and decided it would be easier to boil the water, add the oil and food colouring to the water then mix it all in a bowl. I had the flour, salt and cream of tartar premixed in the bowl. My daughter was able to help mix it this way without the worry of the stove top being on. No problems whatsoever! The best play dough recipe I’ve found! Cheers!

  38. Theresa April 24, 2010 at 7:01 pm #

    Hiya! Made this today — perfect!!! My 3 yo loved the warmness of it — and it’s definitely quality stuff. Thanks!!

  39. Allegra April 27, 2010 at 10:58 am #

    Thanks so much works great!Cooks up quick and easy!Cheers!

  40. Jacqui May 18, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    Amazing recipe been using it for many years now sharing with students. An idea to use kool-aid instead of food coloring

  41. Christine May 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm #

    Question: Do I need to refridgerate the playdough? Reason being the food product that it is, but maybe there is enough salt to preserve it? Thanks for emailing back.
    Oh, I’m the Grandma and I’m looking forward to the kids visiting and playing with this cheap, colourful homemade surprise. Thanks for the website.

  42. Susanne May 26, 2010 at 8:46 pm #

    I just made it. Awesome recipe. I added coconut extract and yellow food coloring – yummy!

  43. jessica July 13, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    I’ve been using the recipe with alum and cream of tartar…this one worked so much better and I love that it doesn’t have alum. Thank you so much! I like to use food coloring gel instead of the drops–seems to spread easier and brighter colors. Thanks for the recipe! My 2 year old loves it!

  44. jessica July 13, 2010 at 11:35 am #

    Also, I have frozen my balls of playdoh in a ziploc baggie. Then defrost for 24 hours and it is as good as fresh. Sometimes my playdough gets a little grainy when I do this, but it’s worth it adn the kids don’t mind.

  45. shelley July 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm #

    just found the site…has anyone tried it with drink crystals(koolaid) instead of food colouring, it gives you saturated colour and a great smell too… a warnuing though it can, it smells good enough to eat!

  46. laiza andrews July 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    Awesome recipe, I just didn’t cook it, I added boiling water to the rest ingredients and let my mixer do all the mixing!! Fantastic!!

  47. Baby-sitter August 4, 2010 at 6:07 pm #

    Well babysitting most parents will let you make it with their kids as long as they arn’t around the stove and you clean up. I bring my own ready measured supplies and I make sure that it is cleaned up we have tons of fun on rainy days

  48. Qanita August 19, 2010 at 5:23 am #

    Hi there,

    Thanks for the wonderful recipe! Can’t wait to try it at home tonight! I was just wondering if anyone knows exactly how long the play dough will last if it is stored? I’ve also heard that adding some Vanilla Essence (a tsp) helps preserve the dough and makes it smell great!

  49. Christi August 19, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Great recipe!! I did it in my kitchen aid mixer……put the four dry ingredients plus a packet of kool-aid into the mixer, added one cup of boiling water plus the oil and added it to the dry,let the mixer do all the work. turned out wonderful and so quick!! Best recipe out there. AND it doesn’t make too much!!

  50. sandra September 1, 2010 at 10:07 am #

    Whenever we cook beets we save the cooking water and use it to make the playdough- the most awesome purple/pink!

  51. jessica September 25, 2010 at 2:29 pm #

    this is a great recipe…just made it in 15 mins. after reading! thanks!

  52. Melanie September 26, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    Loving it – my 4yo son just got a handful of warm, cinnamon and vanilla scented playdough.

    He’s happily singing away making ‘houses’, and I can have a shower in peace!

  53. Carrie October 4, 2010 at 10:39 am #

    Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. can’t wait to try them all out. Special thanks to the person that suggested buying cream of tartar in bulk… didn’t think of that.

  54. Meg October 4, 2010 at 11:03 am #

    Thank you so much! I made the recipe like you instruct, and it turned out just perfectly, not like the gloopy messes I have made in the past! Awesome recipe and idea!

  55. Natalie October 9, 2010 at 10:19 am #

    Wonderful stuff! My daughter is a playdough maniac so this was a golden find! Curious about the lotion suggestion. Has anyone else tryed this? Iam tempted

  56. Aunt Jen October 10, 2010 at 3:02 am #

    Looks great! I want to try this out for my nephew’s 3rd birthday party as take home gifts in small containers of different colours! Should it be refrigerated? Thanks 🙂

  57. suzanne October 10, 2010 at 10:49 am #

    Thanks for all the comments!

    You can refrigerate to keep playdough firm..but I don’t think it’s necessary.

    To give the play dough ‘scent’ I would stick to edible liquids (coconut, vanilla oils, etc.) than a lotion that might contain artificial fragrance.

    Very good idea to buy tartar in bulk…it’s expensive!


  58. KS from Toronto October 10, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    This is fun and easy to make. Made three batches in different
    colours for my daughter’s
    kindergarten class!

  59. Ayla October 10, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    I’m 15, and easily amused. I’m thinking of making this recipe for my self because it sounds like it works so well 🙂 thank you for the recipe!

  60. Shannon November 14, 2010 at 11:12 am #

    Thanks for this! I made it today, it was a big hit! Question – it seems a little crumbly…would that be because I “cooked” it just a little too long or could I have added a little more oil? Thanks!

  61. Jocelyn November 15, 2010 at 8:53 am #

    I was just wondering if anyone knows if you can use a cookie cutter to make alphabet shapes, then bake it so it goes hard, so that kids can paint their initials? If so what temp & time?

  62. Gramma November 19, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Warning to pet owners Play dough is salty and attractive to pets but never let them eat it. Their system cannot tolerate it.

  63. lisa November 23, 2010 at 4:26 pm #

    Loved the cinnamon for smell, but i found that it made the color of the playdoh a bit dull, and it was difficult to get bright pinks and blue colors. Next time I’ll probably not use the cinnamon, and just add the food coloring to the water. Otherwise, it was wonderful to have warm playdoh to play with when it’s -30 degrees outside!

  64. Jody December 6, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    Thanks for this wonderfully easy recipe! My boys love to help make their own playdoh!

    We mixed in cinnamon, and peppermint extract! wonderful!! especially with it getting close to Christmas =)

    Thanks everyone for all the great tips!

  65. Danomite December 10, 2010 at 2:55 pm #

    I love experimenting with cooking and chemistry. I love making soap but it’s too dangerous for kids. With 5 girls in the house, I think that playdoh is a good start and it’s fun. After looking for recipes and reading the feedback here, I think I found a winner. I will try this tonight. Thanks. Dan P.

  66. Lindsey December 11, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    My three year old son and I just made a batch of this. We added green food coloring and cinnamon. It’s amazing! I love the texture, and my kiddos are having blast. Thanks for the great recipe!

  67. SUE December 11, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    Great recipe..I used this many years ago for my children who are now in their 30’s. I now have fun making the same time honoured recipe with my grand daughters

  68. Christin December 16, 2010 at 11:04 am #

    Great recipe! I realized i didn’t have any food coloring though, so I repalced some of the water for beet juice. It made a great shade of pink. I also added glitter for a little extra fun, the kids love it!

  69. D December 18, 2010 at 11:56 pm #

    I used to have a garlic press with larger than normal holes that made great play dough hair.

  70. Nathaly January 16, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    This is the best recipe I have ever tried for homemade playdough. It is just like the real thing!

  71. Angelica January 28, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Thank you for posting this recipe. I made it with my daughter and it was so fun. I put your recipe on my blog and I gave you credit =) Thanks again!

  72. Idonadon February 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    just about to make it does anybody know this alternitive: 1 cup of cold water
    1 cup of salt
    2 teaspoons of veggie oil
    Tempera paint or Food Coloring
    3 cups of flour
    2 cups of cornstarch
    thx 😀

  73. mosshead March 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    great recipe if you want to add vibrant colors use koolaid
    straight from the package it adds color and smells great just knead it in

  74. louise March 10, 2011 at 2:02 am #

    I’m so excited about having made this. I found your recipe last night, made it and blogged about it today! So you’re recipe is featured on my blog today! Thanks!

  75. brigette March 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    Just made it, took no time and only took minutes. Took on the food colouring really well.

  76. mel March 21, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    This is the recipe my mom and grandma used to use for us! Thanks for sharing since I lost my copy from them. 🙂
    We also added kool-aid for colour and smell.

  77. Jessica April 10, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I made this play-dough today to take to the daycare I work at for the toddlers. I made yellow with vanilla extract that smells like sugar cookie dough. Red with cinnamon, green with peppermint extract, purple with lavender oil and finally I made a brown batch using coca powder that smells so yummy! It will be a challenge to keep the kiddies from eating it but an excellent sensory experience. I might add some cornmeal, dry oats and rice to different batches for texture too. Thanks for posting! Truly a new favourite!

  78. Stacy April 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    This was quick and easy and absolutely perfect. The cocoa powder worked great for coloring the dough brown. Thanks for the great idea and recipe 🙂

  79. Ula April 12, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Hi, made this to take an imprint of my 8 mo. old’s feet and hands. I tried other recipes that did not work very well, but this one was perfect! No chemicals that would touch his hands, and saved hige $. In the store a kit like that costs $50. Thanks for the recipe, I will use it for him when he gets older, it’s the perfect consistency.

  80. Carla April 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    This dough turned out great! As per another suggestion, I added some vanilla so the play dough had a nice, calming scent. My older daughter said it smelled good and “vanilla-ey.” Both daughters are rolling out the dough right now, making shapes and figures. It’s bliss!

  81. suzanne April 13, 2011 at 1:26 am #

    Thanks Ula! Did you bake the imprints in the oven to harden after you made the play dough? What a great idea!

  82. kim April 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm #

    Just made this after reading the recipe for my sons kindergarten class! made 7 balls of playdoh, with 7 different colours! so easy! now though, how do i get the food colouring off my hands! LOL oh and i used food colouring for 4 of the balls, and koolaid for the other 3 cause I ran out of food colouring! thanks for a great recipe!

  83. Natasha May 4, 2011 at 6:14 am #

    This is my favourite recipe for playdough. To make it a little easier you can just boil the water. Then you don’t have to cook the dough. Also, try adding 1 package of unsweetend kool-aid. It makes it smell fantastic and gives a vibrant colour you can’t get with food colouring alone.

  84. Mimi May 17, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Made this tonight for my Girl guides Sparks. The girls had a blast playing with it. It was easy to make. We did up three batches. Thank you!!!

  85. Beki May 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I’ve tried a few play dough recipes, and this is BY FAR my favorite one!! Thanks! It stays soft for months if it’s stored well.

  86. Lina June 14, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    a little trick to add colour and fruity scents is to substitute koolaid (tha pack without the sugar added) for the food colouring. this adds the colour and the smell in one simple step!

    Love the recipe

    thanks again

  87. Rozalyn June 14, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    I was pleased with the ease of this recipe but found it began to dry out almost immediately. Wondering if the salt content is a little too high as other recipies I have tried stayed moist much longer.

  88. Elizabeth June 29, 2011 at 11:17 am #

    Just made this with my 3 1/2 year old daughter. Considering I have no measuring devices and the salt had to be broken up with a knife( one of the hazards of attempting to use salt in the humid tropics!), it came out fairly well. We’re just waiting for it to cool and then we will test it out. Thanks for the simple recipe- unfortunately I didn’t see the koolaid suggestions until we had already made it, so ours is just a boring whitish dough!

  89. Lorna d'Entremont July 16, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    Thanks for sharing your playdough recipe with your readers. I have been using it for many years and sent it to the homes of my students for parents to make it for their child when we needed playdough for our class projects. Easy to make, always successful and oh so much fun to use!

  90. Anjie July 22, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    You can use berries, blueberries, raspberries etc, beets, tree bark etc cooked in water then steeped, strained and then add those to the final dough for natural non toxic color as well.

  91. Becky July 24, 2011 at 6:23 pm #

    I’ve made playdough like this many times. I add a package of koolaide to the water and mix well and then pour over the dry ingredients. This makes for a rich color and a wonderful scent.

  92. Liz August 20, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    This play dough was great! I used it for a small group preschool lesson on the moon. One batch made enough for all 6 kids to have a good sized ball of dough to flatten into a moon. I really liked the consistency and the other moms commented on it, too. I’m just curious, does it need to be stored in the fridge?

  93. mary August 21, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    I suggest using neon food colouring . just mix it in w the water before pouring. It makes for very bright play dough colours. also make sure you use fine salt and not kosher salt or anything like that. makes a big difference to the texture. lastly, i use baby oil instead of veg oil for an overall nice smell. I then do put in spices depending on the colour ie peppermint for green, cinnamon for red

  94. suzanne August 26, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    hi! It doesn’t need to be stored in the fridge. Just put in an airtight container and leave out for the kids to play with.

    ~ Suzanne

  95. Terri September 8, 2011 at 9:31 am #

    Thanks for sharing this recipe is much easier to work with than mine – my grandson loved helping with the kneading and working in the colors. Will share, thank you!

  96. Brenda September 13, 2011 at 10:07 am #

    Putting the food color in the water makes more sense

  97. Corrie South Africa September 15, 2011 at 8:33 am #

    Have been making this same recipe for 22 years (my oldest son is 23 🙂 .Still making it, my “little one” is 11-she still loves it.Try get a playdough recipe book – we have on in SA called : Fundough by Brenda Porteous published by Tafelberg Publishers in South Africa. It has wonderful projects , especially as your children get older.My 20 year old daughter makes things with her 11 year old sister.It really is fun for the whole family.This really is the perfect playdough recipe.

  98. Janice September 27, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Thanks for the great recipe!!! I made four batches for my nephew’s Kindergarten class. They’ll sure have fun with it!

  99. William October 7, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    Great! Now how do we make bright white?

  100. Kelli October 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    Hi there,

    What a great recipe! Just what I was looking for. I tweaked it a little and blogged about it at So wonderful to stumble upon your blog.



  101. teachermom November 4, 2011 at 9:13 am #

    Thanks for the recipe!
    I am a kindergarden teacher and I go through a LOT of play dough and the parents always ask for the recipe.

    You can find neon food colouring which makes wonderfully vibrant colours. I start the year off with 4 batches and make a double-batch once a month. My little friends always have some new colours to play with and it doesn’t leave a crumbly residue on their hands or the tables.

  102. Mommy of two December 10, 2011 at 9:01 am #

    We use this recipe all the time. Instead of food colouring we use sugarfree Koolaid packages. Smells great and vibrant colors!

  103. Nicole December 10, 2011 at 9:52 am #

    LOVE this play dough recipe! It lasts FOREVER!!
    Can you use this recipe though, to bake ornaments? I am so sick of the typical salt dough and how no matter how hard I try it always ends up looking cracked, or how easily it breaks…
    Thanks so much!

  104. Peggy December 20, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    This is my go to recipe as well and I love it. I am going to be making a fresh batch for my kids for Christmas :).

  105. karen tripolitis January 2, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Just a tip from a kindergarten teacher for you mommies looking for an educationally related playdough idea. I call it “secret sculptures.” Choose a letter of the alphabet and have your children create something that begins with that letter. Keep it a secret and have someone try to guess what it is. Or your child can simply roll out “snakes” and form the capital and lowercase letters. It is a good idea to give kids the skills of rolling snakes, making pancakes, forming balls, adding texture using various safe tools, and creating 3-D sculptures prior to doing this activity. Enjoy! 🙂

  106. lauren loines January 13, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    HA!! thank u so much for the recipe… my 3 year old very hipper boy.. loves it!!…and it so easy to make…
    and it take really well to the food coloring…

  107. Dezirae January 15, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    YOU ARE ADORABLE! I just read that out to my husband while unloading the dishwasher. I will try your recipe!

  108. Cindy February 11, 2012 at 12:45 pm #

    Great recipie! For princess playdough I add extra fine sparkles to the mix! 🙂

  109. hi February 25, 2012 at 12:04 am #

    Making homade play dough is soooooooo much fun

  110. Becky March 3, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    I have been making this for years….and it has always been wonderful! I made some for my granddaughter about three weeks ago and when we got it out today (I store it in plastic containers) it was very sticky on our hands and on the counter…I don’t remember that happening before. Can I knead in some flour or add more vegetable oil to revive it or should I just make new….I used to store it for months on end! Thanks for your help!

  111. suzanne March 5, 2012 at 1:12 am #

    Hi Becky! Yes! You can add oil if it’s dry or add flour if it’s too moist. Sounds like my first batch when I didn’t use the correct cream of tartar…did you add that ingredient?


  112. Delinne April 28, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi, I’d like to make this and store it in mason jars- will it keep as long stored in glass do you think? Thanks in advance 🙂

  113. suzanne April 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

    I think that’s an awesome idea!

  114. Chris June 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    Awesome recipe, its pouring outside and all our bought play-doh is dried up, so instead of getting soaked I found this recipe online. First try and it turned out great. One big batch of green play-doh. Only one problem… How do I get this green food color of my hands?? Oh well back to google lol.


  115. Chris June 9, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe and all the great ideas to go with it. I wouldn’t have thought of the cookie cutters or sparkles etc. We’re going to have to try that next time.

  116. Emma June 20, 2012 at 2:17 am #

    Making playdough has saved us from many rainy, boring days. We like experimenting by adding different scented oils and such, it’s alot of fun 🙂

  117. erica June 29, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    wash your hands with dawn dish soap, works great on food colored hands!

  118. ariel August 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    i love making this playdo the only problem ive had is it gets a little to salty or something and leaves a powdery residue on ur hads after u play with it any suggestions?

  119. Sequoia August 9, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    We add some vanilla to make it smell nice. Thanks for the great recipe! My little brother loves it.

  120. Laura August 29, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    This whipped up so quickly and looks perfect. My toddler can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for the recipe!

  121. Saila September 6, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    to Ariel–The residue might be the cream of tartar. It seems that this recipe calls for a lot of it compared to others I’ve seen. You might try adding less (maybe 2 tsp instead of 2 tablespoons).

  122. baby September 23, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    will the play dough be able to be played with right away, because i need it for a school project and need to use it right away, thanks!

  123. Joanne October 8, 2012 at 2:05 am #

    A great tip I learned to make this a “no-bake” recipe – instead of adding cold water, use boiling water straight from the kettle. It will look like it will never come together at first, but keep mixing. This playdough will keep for months. Try adding essential oils for frangrance. For extra sensory stimulation try adding glitter or chopped lavender.

  124. Simone October 21, 2012 at 8:15 am #

    Had fun readind your recepe! I will try it soon.

  125. Domestic Diva North October 22, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I needed a playdoh recipe that called for cream of tartar instead of alum and I am so glad I found this one 🙂 To make it easier I always add my food coloring to the water before I add that – it colors so much more evenly that way and I don’t have to work to mix all the color in at the end.

  126. Mr. Scruples October 27, 2012 at 11:50 am #

    Great recipe! Very easy to make, and I doubt many people could tell this apart from store-bought (but considering you don’t have any unknown chemicals to wonder about here, this is definitely the superior Doh).

  127. cp October 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

    To get food coloring off your hands, rub them with baking soda and a little water!

  128. Helen November 8, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    Thank you so much for the lovely worked out great. I did omit the cream of tartar and used apple vinegar instead (where I live we cannot buy this and since it is only for keeping the elasticity and keeping it stable it is not a must when acidity is added in another form). Hope my son will love it too:)

  129. Brianne November 15, 2012 at 8:42 am #

    OMG thank you for the giggle! Just so you know, I totally added tartar sauce to my play dough the first time as well! My husband still laughs about it to this day

  130. Barbara C November 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Made a double batch this morning for my daycare children.. Have a new little girl in group.. she say My mommy is not going to ever buy PD anymore.. we are going to Make it. Bless her. aww..

  131. Tara December 11, 2012 at 1:58 pm #

    I just made a batch of it for my two and three year old. It was very easy to make, and easy to clean. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  132. Marla Wiggin December 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

    I’ve been making this same recipe for years, for my pre-schoolers. I just mix the food coloring in at the same time as the water. This way I don’t get the coloring on my hands when kneading 🙂

  133. Amy Storm December 13, 2012 at 8:39 am #

    My 4 year old son, River, and I are makin this dough today. He is very excited! Thanks for the recipe!

  134. Well Armed Housewife December 13, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    Great recipe! Consistency is perfect! For bright, evenly distributed colors with less kneading, add food coloring to the water before combining it with dry ingredients. Add more drops if needed to brighten before the mixture begins to solidify. Thanks again for sharing!

  135. Sarah December 31, 2012 at 9:01 pm #

    Is there anything I could replace the Cream of Tartar for? Like salt?

  136. suzanne December 31, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Hi Sarah – I’ve tried to replace the tartar….it doesn’t work as well. =( Too slimy in texture.

  137. Amy January 9, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    My daughter is allergic to wheat so I used brown rice flour instead and it worked great!

  138. Dawn January 23, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Great playdough! Hint: Add the food coloring to the water and you won’t stain your hands by adding it later.

  139. Kate January 24, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    Hi! I used your recipe to make our homemade play dough and linked back to you. Come over and say hi if you would like to see our pictures! Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  140. Kelli January 28, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    As far as replacing cream of tartar, any type of acid *should* work…vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lemon/lime juice. Apple cider vinegar worked for me…or you can omit it all together.

  141. Deana January 30, 2013 at 12:39 pm #

    Thank you for the recipe… is the best I have used so far…….

  142. rena February 5, 2013 at 6:12 pm #

    just made the dough with my daughter – easy, effective & fun! thanks 🙂

  143. werung February 6, 2013 at 11:29 am #

    I don’t have cream of tarter

  144. suzanne February 6, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    I highly recommend using it for this recipe – otherwise the consistency doesn’t work and it’s runny.

  145. Terryl February 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    Fantastic recipe, thank you!
    I read a few posts of using kool aid for color and smell, as well as Vanilla. I used Peppermint extract to help it smell less play doughy!
    Someone also mentioned putting the food coloring in the water to avoid getting it on your hands…wish I read that BEFORE I made it!

  146. grammaruthi February 21, 2013 at 2:10 pm #

    Oh wow! Did this ever take me back. This is the recipe I used to use when my own children were young, and today I made it for 2 of my grand kids. Cream of Tartar is a substance scraped from the inside of wooden wine casks, I believe, and it has become very expensive. The modern alternative for baking as well as crafty stuff is Bakewell Cream. It is a powder, like the other and makes wonderful biscuits, too.

  147. Jason February 23, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    This is an awesome recipe. I remember making homemade play dough when I was a kid. I made this with my kids and they are loving it. I’m keeping it in zip lock bags in the fridge. Is that necessary or can it be kept at room temperature?

  148. suzanne February 26, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    I store play dough at room temperature in an air tight container.

  149. Stacy February 28, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    I add the food coloring when the water is added during the cooking process 🙂

  150. grandma lisa March 2, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    I love this recipe…My mom made it for me and I made it for my kids………But today I’m making for my grandkids….It’s great to have something to pass on to your kids and grandkids.

  151. Robyn March 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm #

    I notice when I make this, the salt is still palpable, it doesn’t dissolve. Does anyone else find this a problem?

  152. Robyn March 3, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    When I make this recipe the salt doesn’t full dissolve and the play-doh is grained in texture. Is this how the recipe turns out? Or am I doing something wrong…

  153. mary March 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    add the food color to the water and you won’t get your hands quite as colorful when you knead the playdough

  154. Jodi March 9, 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    When I was a preschool teacher this was my favorite recipe! This play dough keeps for a while and the children loved it. Now I can use it with my future grand children.

  155. Jodi March 9, 2013 at 4:10 pm #

    Robyn, You need to cook the ingredients before adding the flour then it will not be grainy.

  156. Amanda March 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm #

    One of my batches also came out grainy. I think the type of salt you use makes a difference. The grainy batch used sea salt (Kirkland brand). The better batch used regular table iodized salt. I think the table salt “melts” better into the mixture.
    Thanks for the great recipe!

  157. Bronwen March 21, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Adding kool-aid powder can make it smell fruity and still be colourful

  158. Rosalyn March 30, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

    Thank You for that recipe for the play dough it’s the same one I used years ago for my kids but I misplaced it . I thought this time I would use koolaide to colour it cause when I made icing for a cake one time I used koolaide for colouring and it was a lot better then the food colouring . It gave the icing a fruity taste. It was great

  159. Christa March 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    Wow! This is fantastic play dough! It is easy to make and turned out super soft! My kids love it, so much so, that my one son took it to bed with him(he is 3)! Thanks for the recipe it’s great!!

  160. Juliette April 13, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    I used some fruit tea to colour mine with the cinnamon… Just gorgeous!

  161. Kimberley April 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    I used sea salt (Kirkland brand), and it didn’t come out grainy, I think because I only had about 1/3 of a cup left of that salt, so that’s what I used instead of the 1/2 cup the recipe calls for.

  162. Inna April 29, 2013 at 11:24 am #

    Thank you for posting this! Came out perfect! I added some cinnamon and it smelled so good.

  163. Deb May 5, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    I always add the food coloring to the water. less messy. something else that adds to the recipe: kneed in a quarter size dollop of scented hand/body lotion. it leaves a pleasing smell and smoother texture.

  164. Sarah May 5, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

    I love this recipe, but I never cook mine. I mix the dry ingredients while I boil the water and oil in the microwave. Just pour in and stir! Less dishes make me happy. 🙂

  165. Daniel May 7, 2013 at 9:41 am #

    what kind of oil should I use ?

  166. Danielle May 11, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Just made it and it is great, the kids can wait to play with it. I made one pink, blue and green

  167. Lindsey Whitney May 16, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    Going to give this a try today! We’re in the middle of cupcake week, and we’re going to make some play dough cupcakes!

    Lindsey @

  168. Abbie May 20, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Thank you for posting this! Mine turned out great! I used coconut oil, which not only made it smell great, but is also a great moisturizer! I also added the cinnamon and between the coconut and the cinnamon it smelled like cookies!

  169. Lynn May 23, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    Can I use wheat flour instead of white flour?

  170. McMullet May 25, 2013 at 4:37 pm #

    I was too lazy to get a pan out so I just poured very hot water on the flour-salt-oil mixture, that dissolved the salt. I didn’t have cream of tartar and the results were just fine.

  171. Erica May 28, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Made this with my little sister she loved it we doubled the recipe and had so much. Great recipe!

  172. shaina farrington June 7, 2013 at 5:13 am #

    you should put the food coloring in when you put the water in. it’s so much easier to mix in.

  173. klair June 12, 2013 at 6:48 am #

    At first I thought Cream of Tartar was in the soup section- with the cream of chicken, cream of mushroom soup, etc. I had no idea it was a spice or what it is used for!

  174. Esmeralda Escobar June 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    This is a great and easy recipe , I made my first batch ever last night and it turned out great, i was so excited with the results. I’m making play dough for a baby shower game and i made 4 different colors, all look great and feel smooth, with my second, third and fourth batch though, I followed some of the comments where it says to mix the food coloring into the water, I did not want to get my hands stained again.

    Thank you for the recipe.

  175. AlyssaChey August 23, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    I like this recipe. The nice part is I did not find the food colouring stained and cleanup was fairly easy 🙂

  176. Stacey August 26, 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    So here’s a huge tip…when making this awesome recipe for playdoh just add your food coloring in after you add the water and stir for a minute…so much easier then kneading it in later..tried it both ways..adding after water by far the best way for the color to be consistent! Love making this with my kiddo, my mom did it with me when I was little and now I get to do the same tradition with my daughter! Have fun!!

  177. candyland man August 30, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    We used Kool aid instead of Water so we did not have to put in food coloring

  178. Tim September 14, 2013 at 9:25 am #

    I’ve made this recipe several times for my daughter. She loves it and it lasts forever. We just made a batch for her friends 2 year old bday party and used the cinnamon addition. I also added a little bit of ground clove which really added to the scent. I let my daughter help me kneed in the color and it smells like walking into a Yankee Candle, great for a Fall project.

  179. Nancy September 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    Made this with my grandchildren. Now I am ” the best gramma, ever” I used to make this when their momma was a little girl. This is a great ” family tradition”

  180. Jessica October 9, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    Found this about 10 minutes ago… 2 minutes ago, I just sent my daughter upstairs with four different coloured balls of playdough. thank you, my day has been saved. SO easy…. I think I will try cool aid for colouring next time as one lady had suggested here…

  181. shana October 25, 2013 at 9:21 am #

    Hello! just wonder if i don’t have tartar what can i do? i live in different city and we don’t have tartar here.I will appreciate for your replays. Thank you Shana

  182. Pamela October 28, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    Awesome recipe. I made it with my granddaughter this morning. D-d-d for dough!

  183. suzanne October 30, 2013 at 12:47 am #

    hi! I would use a different recipe if you don’t have tartar. When you are cooking the play dough it turns out runny without this ingredient.

  184. Cyd October 30, 2013 at 10:56 pm #

    Use Wilton cake icing dyes instead of liquid food coloring. It takes only a tiny bit and you can choose from tons of brilliant colors.

  185. Binghamton Mom November 1, 2013 at 9:16 am #

    Thanks for the great recipe! I made a batch last night for my son’s Pre-K class. Turned out perfect. The cinnamon was a great addition.

  186. Brooke's mommy November 4, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

    Just made this play dough. Used my kitchen aid mixer. Added first 4 ingredients and then boiling water. Omitted food coloring (as I am going for the look of snow). Mixed on low until blended then increased to high for 1 minute. Once it seemed to get hard for my mixer I turned to low 3 minutes. The best part was I turned it to high for just a few seconds at the end and it pulled itself together in a clump and cleaned my mixer walls at the same time! Great recipe thanks!!

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  188. Tara Z November 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    I made this this morning with my 2 year old. She dumped all of the ingredients and stirred, and I of course did the cooking. It cooked up fast enough that she was still interested in our project by the time it was done! 🙂 She really enjoyed adding color and scent (we used pumpkin pie spice in the red and spearmint essential oil in the green), and then we played with it for a loooooong time. The texture is FABULOUS, and she really likes that it’s scented. So much fun! We’ll do this again!

  189. mytzie December 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Substitute 1tsp of baking powder= 1/2 tsp cream of tartar and works out perfectly

  190. sandijones2013 December 28, 2013 at 2:13 pm #

    Thanks for this! I only had pickling salt in great quantities, so I ground it up in my Blendtec. It was better, but it did make the dough a little gritty. I’ll buy some ‘properly’ ground salt some time soon, my 7yo loves this, and it’s easy to make.

  191. linsey culkins January 13, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    i have not had success with the the addition of jello, but i have had success with this recipe as it is or a variation with 2 TB coconut oil! our family prefers the coconut oil

  192. Michelle February 6, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    You definitely don’t need that much cream of tartar. I use just 2 teaspoons for this recipe and it works great!

  193. Jeannette February 9, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    We are making these for Valentines Day for my child’s class. We ran out of cream of tarter and substituted baking powder and it came out a little fluffier but still good. I also mixed in the food coloring with the water which used up less food coloring and gave the dough a brighter color.
    Thank you for the recipe!

  194. Jeanine March 1, 2014 at 8:20 am #

    You know the key ingredient is the CREME of tartar — it took me forever to FIND it in the spice section (I mean 4 months of disappointing incorrect lemon juice trial playdough recipes..) I’d all but given up! Actually, I gave up and ordered CREME de tartar from AMAZON (ridiculous shipping costs for Canadians!!!) yes even on amazon,ca ..the same day I found in grocers ;( BUT the result is absolute PERFECTION!!!!!!! This is thee greatest recipe ever !!! THANK YOU!

  195. Rayette March 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    My family and I like to play the Family Cranium Board Games! But the Play Dough / Clay that the games provide you with, keeps hardening up! Then it is no good and you have to trash it! And it is just to much of a hassle and to expensive to keep going out and buying Play Dough! So I came across this recipe the other day, when I was looking for a Play Dough recipe…. I LOVE IT!!! It worked perfect!! My 11 year old daughter thinks I’m a genius!! LOL She can’t stop playing with it!! LOL Anyway, I separated the dough and put it in two separate zip-lock sandwich baggies and stored them in the board games!! Thank You for the recipe!!

  196. Wendy March 9, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    Cream of tarter is the preservative – same as a tblsp of vinegar. Stops it from molding. I use bakers colour paste for icing. You need very little. I make an “egg” and fide a bit of colour inside. The children find the colour as they knead their dough. Great for motor and strengthening skills.

  197. Elizabeth March 21, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    Going to make this as a part of the goodie bag for my son’s 4th birthday. Going to make some for Easter as well.

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  199. Oxanne April 21, 2014 at 6:35 pm #

    Thank you for this so much! It’s perfect! I tried today for the first time, the first recipe was non-cooking play dough and it didn’t work out well. I was too lazy to try the cooking kind play dough, but I was shocked how much faster and easier it was to actually make the cooking dough!

    Thank you!

  200. Liam's Mom April 22, 2014 at 10:31 am #

    I just made this for the first time 🙂 It’s great.

  201. Bobbi Greene June 8, 2014 at 2:52 pm #

    I’ve made this great playdough for years for pre-schoolers and my K class. If you add your food coloring to the water before adding to the mix, you have perfect uniform color. Also… I like to make “surprise” playdough sometimes – leave the dough white, divide into small balls (however many kids will be playing) and poke a hole in the middle and add a couple of drops of food coloring… a different color in each ball… cover the hole and kiddos have to knead/mix to find out their color. Fun fun!

  202. Lilian Zerdiff June 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    Instead of using food colouring you can also (when your boiling over stove before it starts to get hot) put in some cool aid instead. it makes it colourful and makes it smell cool to!

  203. Sue July 4, 2014 at 6:11 pm #

    Perfect recipe except I put 2 tablespoons of oil. But perfect!

  204. June Johnston August 2, 2014 at 3:17 pm #

    This is the BEST Playdough receip ever. I was making a lot for the daycare and I don’t know what happened as sometimes it turns out crumbly or sticky. So this weekend I found this recipe and tried it out. I made 4 batches without any problems. Thank you for posting this recipe. Will use this one from now one.

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  206. Pumpkin Patti September 14, 2014 at 5:01 am #

    I just made this last minute for today’s Sunday school creation lesson. Amazing how easy and fast! I added cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves as it is Fall but did not color it as I hope we can use washable markers after the dough dries as we will use the dough ongoing to make the creation on a tabletop in several steps. I haven’t made play dough in probably 15 years but this is a super recipe, I love reading the comments starting in 2008 until last month, they give great advise and link us all together, home schooled, Sunday school teachers, and Mom’s looking for a craft on a rainy day.

  207. hollie November 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    LOVE THIS! Super easy!

  208. manar December 4, 2014 at 2:37 am #

    Hi, Anyone can help!! I need to make my dough more flexible. any ideas??

  209. June johnston January 11, 2015 at 8:27 am #

    I really like this playdough recipe but find sometimes it comes out to be too hard.
    Do you have any advice as to how to make it a little softer?

  210. Cindy January 25, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

    Can this playdough be used for kids to make a sculpture and then bake it to harden it? If so, how long and at what temperature? Thanks!! Anxious to try it!!

  211. Teresa August 17, 2015 at 1:39 pm #

    You can get cream if tartar from aldis seasonally. cheap and you don’t have to buy in bulk

  212. Melissa August 19, 2015 at 10:52 pm #

    This was incredibly easy to make! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  213. mali mama August 23, 2015 at 3:48 am #

    I used to make this regularly in LARGE batches when I taught Head Start. I learned that if you are only making one color, it is a lot easier to add the food coloring with the liquid ingredients (instead of kneading the color in), and I haven’t noticed that it changes the texture.


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  19. When Will Mangialardo’s Garlic Pizza Recipe | Pizza Cooking - July 31, 2014

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  20. Home made, cinnamon-scented playdough, ready for tomorrow! | Kindergarten with Ms. Erwin & Ms. Braham - September 21, 2014

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  21. HOMEMADE FROZEN PARTY FAVORS - Mad in Crafts - October 23, 2014

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  22. Making Play Dough With Baking Powder | Search Yours - November 23, 2014

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  23. Whoa whoa whoa…it’s almost Christmas! | Pax on the Island - December 18, 2014

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