Perfect Homemade Play Dough Recipe

This recipe has been passed down to us from our aunt and has been a favorite of many preschool teachers. We make it all the time – even the kids love to help! This recipe can be doubled or even tripled, but any more than that gets tricky.

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp. oil
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 cup of water
  • food coloring

Mix all of the ingredients together in a pot (nonstick if you have it). Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until it forms a ball. Turn out onto a counter, let cool, then knead a few times. You can mix food coloring in before or after you cook it. It keeps the best in the refrigerator.

Some add-ins include:

  • glitter
  • cinnamon
  • different extracts (vanilla, peppermint, etc.)
  • sugar-free drink mix packets

The possibilities are endless!