Looking for a homemade play dough recipe? The playdough we are about to make will keep for months in the fridge in airtight containers, baby food jars make perfect air tight containers for your playdough!
Basic Playdough Recipe
As this recipe makes about twice the amount of homemade play dough that comes in an average sized tub, using half quantities and repeating the process several times you can make lots of play dough in a variety of colors.
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup of plain flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
- Food coloring
You can also use flavor oils for scent – peppermint, vanilla, almond, lemon, orange, cherry. Choose the oils with no alcohol and choose flavor oils meant for eating, not essential oils. You can find these in your supermarket along the baking aisle.
- Mix together the ingredients.
- Add the water then mix until smooth.
- Add the food coloring followed by the oil ( add the flavor oil at this point if using ).
- Cook on a medium heat, stirring constantly, until the dough leaves the side of the pan in a ball.
- Allow to cool before use.
This homemade play dough recipe is particularly good for baking your sculptures in the oven at 180 until hard,then paint and varnish your little master pieces. Playdough Recipe 2
This recipe is so easy it gives perfect results and keeps for months in the fridge in airtight containers. And even better it doesn’t need cooking! This fact alone makes it my favourite recipe for homemade play dough.
Another Playdough Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup table salt
- 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 cup water
- Food coloring
- Measure out your ingredients and put them in to a large bowl. (no special order just throw it all in).
- Mix it all together with your hands and if it feels to dry add a little water to and to sticky add flour.
- Grab a ball of it and make an indent with your finger. Drip a fewdrops of food coloring in the indent, you’ll need at least 5 drops for vibrant colors if you are using grocery store food coloring.
- Now carefully fold the dough over and over until the color is well blended, taking care not to get the wet food coloring on your hands.
Consider dedicating a container of play dough tools to the cause. You can have fun again and again with pasta extruders, cookie cutters, rolling pins, and other items. Many of these things can be purchased inexpensively at a local dollar store or thrift store.