Ever wondered how to make playdough at home?
Anyone who has tried to make playdough will usually tell you that it can be very hit -or-miss. I have tried a few. This is one that I have made several times now and have not yet had a fail. AND it’s super-easy!
- ½ cup salt
- 1 cup plain flour
- 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Food colouring
Add it all to a saucepan over low heat and stir with a metal spoon until very well combined. Add a few drops of lavender oil if you want or maybe a bit of rice or even glitter for sensory exploration.
If you add boiling water to the above recipe, there is no need to cook it first.
Playdough without Cream of Tartar:
Julia Sorban kindly submitted this great recipe which doesn’t have Cream of Tartar.
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 tbs oil
- 1 cup hot water
Mix flour, salt, oil and enough water to make a firm dough and knead till smooth. Store in an airtight container. Its high salt content will preserve the dough for up to 3 months. If you keep it in the fridge it will last slightly longer too. We also have a recipe for Edible Playdough.