How to Make Playdough

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homemade playdoh

Everyone seems to have their favorite homemade playdough or playdoh recipe. Over the past few years I’ve tried various recipes. But recently, while at my friend Lisa’s house, my little girl and I fell in love with her playdough. It was super soft and it smelled good too. So we decided to make this cooked playdough at home. Here’s what we did.


2 cups white flour

1 cup salt

2 teaspoon Cream of Tartar

2 Tablespoons cooking oil

2 cups water

5-6 drops of food coloring of your choice

1 Tablespoons vanilla extract



Add all ingredients in a medium pot and heat flour mixture over low-medium heat. Be sure to scrape the bottom constantly. When dough is not drippy, it’s ready to be transferred to a floured surface. We used our big cutting board. Don’t overcook the mixture. It’s okay if dough still seems wet, as long as it’s not dripping water when you try to scoop it. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead until playdough consistency. Add more flour as needed to ensure playdough is not too sticky.


Here’s Mei kneading some playdough on a big floured cutting board.


Our beautiful playdough art!

Store playdough in ziplock bags or tupperwares and it can last three months or longer.


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