Grandma Terri's Play Dough

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by Shannon Anderson

This is my mom's playdough recipe that she originally got from an old friend. My mom is the one that started adding the different extracts to the playdough to make such wonderful smelling playdough. My kids and I both love this recipe! It makes a very smooth playdough that will last a very long time. Enjoy!

Top Review by Scafire-Jen

I made some of this for the kids during a time when everyone was in town for a funeral. Everyone was so down and this really helped perk the kids up and let them enjoy themselves for a few hours. I wish I still had the pictures of the wonderful creations they made. We discovered that one little girl was really quite the artist. She discovered a talent she didn't know she had. It was great!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup flour
  • 12 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil (vegetable, safflower, etc.)
  • food coloring (optional)
  • extract (Vanilla, Orange, Lemon, and Mint extract all make the play dough smell lovely. DO NOT USE CINNAMON, ) (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan.
  2. Cook on medium heat stirring CONSTANTLY until it gets in a ball and is no longer sticky.
  3. Seal in an airtight container and let the creativity flow.
  4. In an airtight container it will last for months.

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