The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe Over the years I have tried at least 10 homemade playdough recipes, and some have been big hits, and some have been big misses. I feel like I have finally figured out the best recipe, and I am going to share it with you today. It is pretty easy, and involves ingredients that you likely have at home all the time (except maybe you don’t have cream of tartar…maybe…). This recipe is quick, yields a lot of playdough, and the playdough actually stays good for a long time. What you need (see bottom of post for printable recipe): 1 cup flour1 cup water2 tsp. cream of tarter1/3 cup salt1 TBS vegetable oil (people have commented using coconut oil with success as well)Food Coloring – I highly recommend this coloring, you only need 1-2 drops and the colors are so vibrant The above will make you a large ball of playdough. What to do: In a medium saucepan, add 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of cream of tarter, and 1/3 cup of salt (the salt keeps it from sticking and also helps preserve it). Ingredients 1.
The Play Room Play dough and toddlers—it’s something that transcends generation and gender as a childhood staple. But rather than run out and buy pre-made play dough from the toy store, I’m about to share the best recipe I’ve ever used to make a homemade version. (And, shhh, it’s an even better consistency than the pre-packaged stuff.) Not only is it easy and entertaining (a good afternoon project on a rainy day!), it’ll save you money—especially considering you probably have most ingredients in your kitchen. Ingredients: 4 cups flour 2 cups salt 4 cups water 4 tbsp. cream of tartar 6 tbsp. vegetable oil Food coloring (I use the color gels found at craft stores because they have such strong color pigments.) Directions: 1. Add all of the ingredients into one big pot (which toddlers can easily help measure and dump), and continuously stir on the stove. 2. Transfer the play dough to a bowl and knead until it’s soft and smooth. 3. After making this, I swear you’ll never buy the store-bought stuff again.
The Best DIY Play Dough Recipe By michellehorton | Whether you need a last-minute belated gift, or you’re just looking for a fun activity to keep kids occupied this winter, homemade play dough is crazy easy to make (the kids can help!) and always fun to play with. And most of the ingredients are probably in your kitchen. Luckily I have the VERY BEST recipe. The dough is the perfect consistency (soft, squishy, moist) — even better than the store-bought versions, I’d say. Here’s the simple recipe for homemade play dough: 4 cups flour 2 cups salt 4 cups water 4 tbsp. cream of tartar 6 tbsp. oil (I use vegetable oil) Food coloring (I use the highly pigmented food-color gels found in craft stores) 1. 2. 3. This recipe makes a ton of play dough, so feel free to cut it in half if you’re just making a little for your kids. Read More About the Author Michelle Horton is the founder of EarlyMama.com , an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. Follow your Favorite Bloggers:
The Best DIY Play Dough Recipe | Early Mama What if I told you I had a recipe that would make store-bought Play Dough completely obsolete? A recipe so easy, even a toddler could make it. A recipe so simple, you probably have 98% of the ingredients in your kitchen. A recipe so good that you’ll wonder why you ever wasted your money in the past. I have that recipe, my friend, and I’m sharing it over on mom.me today. That’s it! You could even eat it! But…you know, don’t. Get the full recipe over at mom.me .