How to Make Playdough at HomeIt's really easy!

 Ever wondered how to make playdough at home?

Anyone who has wondered how to make playdough at home 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!

For our recipe on How to Make Playdough at Home – we have the normal method, the non-cooking method and the ‘Non-Cream of Tartar’ version which isn’t quite as good – but not everyone has that on hand in their pantry.  You will find Cream of Tartar in the baking area of your local supermarket.

How to Make Play Dough at Home | Stay at Home Mum

Basic Version of Playdough:

  • 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.

Non-Cooking Version Playdough:

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.

How to Store Your Playdough

Keep your playdough in an air-tight ziplock bag in the fridge when not in use. Ditch the playdough when it becomes a bit funny smelling or gritty.

How to Make Playdough at Home | Stay at Home Mum

How to Make Playdough at Home

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