• Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 1glob
  • About This Recipe

    “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.”


  • 1cupflour
  • 1/2 cupsalt
  • 2teaspoonscream of tartar
  • 1cupwater
  • 1teaspoonoil
  • food coloring( of your choice)
  • Directions

  • 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.
  • Reviews

  • “Very Easy!
    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.
    Great recipe.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “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.”

  • “Easy to make and fun for my 2 year old (and me!)”

  • “Kiddies had a lot of fun with this today! Thanks for posting!”

  • “My kiddos LOVED this.My oldest daughter, 10, made it, but all three kiddos ages; 10, 5, and 2 enjoyed kneeding, molding, and stamping their new dough.Thanks for the recipe :o)”

  • “awsome recipe – soo quick and easy – the girls loved it!!!THANKS!”

  • “What an awesome recipe!My 3-yr-old was thrilled to “cook” playdough with her mom.Thanks for sharing!”

  • “I have this same recipe exept my recipe calls for 2 tsp. oil. This literally takes 5 min. to make. Thanks for posting Paula!”

  • “Perfect!This is just the same as the playdough you buy at the store.It turned out really well.”

  • “I have to say, I was a little nervous at first, thinking ‘it can’t be that easy!!’Well, IT WAS!!!!My kid did all the measuring, he had a real sense of self, that HE had made it, it took me 2 minutes to cook it and 5 minutes to cool down.Clean up was a sinch, and I put them in ziploc bags and put them in the fridge when I was done!I will never make a different recipe!Thank you!Thank you!!!”

  • “At the last minute, my son told me he needed modeling clay/playdough for a project for science class. We made this and it worked wonderful! He even painted it when finished. Thanks!”

  • “My kids are going to love this !! I’ll rate you when I make it :)”