Make playdough at home with this quick and easy recipe.


  • 2 cups Plain Flour
  • 2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • Food colouring (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Continue stirring until the mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the saucepan
  3. Remove from saucepan and allow to cool before use.

Notes... Store in an airtight container

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    • 13 Feb 2014
      7:17 pm

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  • What a great way to save some money and make it yourself, kids can even help with the making. Awesome!


  • Thanks for sharing, I specifically came to this website to find a playdough recipe. I’m so glad I did. I’ll be making this today with my kids. They’ll be so happy! :-)


  • can’t wait to make this with my stepson :) :)


  • my son loves playdough, thanks for sharing


  • Great recipe, the kids love it


  • Love this! Now that the big kids are back at school, this is perfect for my littlies :)


  • Will have to make this, my kids go through so much playdough .


  • Love this! no need to worry about kids putting them in their mouths…


  • Can’t wait for my daughter to be old enough to make this with


  • My kids love playing with play dough


  • My daughter just asked me for a playdough recipe last week, so great


  • I love this recipe, it is healthy for the kids to use


  • This is great I’ve always wanted to. Know how to make play-dough for the kids


  • Thank you! My mum used to make us play dough when I was little and I want to do it for my daughter as well!


  • Thankyou so much for sharing this my daughter always wants to buy it but now I can make it for her instead


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