"This is so fun and easy to make. I used to divide the cooled dough up and let the kids help knead it just by playing with it. This is fun."
photo by Random Rachel photo by Random Rachel
photo by Random Rachel
photo by Random Rachel photo by Random Rachel
photo by Random Rachel photo by Random Rachel
Ready In:
1 glob




  • In saucepan mix flour, salt and cream of tartar.
  • Add water, oil and food coloring.
  • Cook about 3 minutes or until mixture draws away from pan.
  • Cool until you are able to handle it.
  • Knead until smooth and place in an airtight container.

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  1. ashdoes
    Very Easy!<br/>I put all of the stuff in bowls, and let my girls mix it up. Then I add boiling water and help mix it the rest of the way. We made four batches in like 20 minutes. Also stores very well in baggies. <br/>Great recipe.
  2. mom of girls
    I have been making this recipe for years. My girls have always helped me make it and they love to choose the color of the dough. It always fun to play with as well esp. on a stormy day. Great stress reliever for the adults...pounding, squeezing, etc.
  3. vw_baby
    Worked great, I didn't have the cream of tartar (not sure what it's supposed to do) but used fruit fresh citric acid instead . No problems at all, the recipe worked perfectly.
  4. Teressa de Guate
    I really love this recipe. The playdough lasts a really long time, even longer than the store bought stuff. The first time I made it I added the color before I cooked it, like the recipe said and it worked really well. The second time I tried to make two colours, so I added the food colouring after it was cooked and divided into two balls - mistake. It took forever to blend and was much harder to get the colour I wanted. Next time I'll just make two batches.
  5. WasaCain
    Wonderful, my children LOVE playdough. Instead of food coloring, I used a kool-aid packet for color. Cherry works great for a deep pink, grape is a dull purple, lemon is a fun yellow....etc. Fun, fun, fun.


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