All it takes is five simple ingredients and five minutes to make the best homemade playdough recipe.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of Tartar
1 Tbsp oil
1 cup water
3 drops food coloring (optional)
3 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional – I love Lavender or Germ Fighter from Plant Therapy)
In a medium saucepan mix together all the ingredients, including the optional food coloring and essential oil.
Heat on medium high, stirring constantly.
After a couple of minutes the mixture will begin to thicken. Continue stirring until a soft ball has formed.
Transfer the playdough to a piece of parchment paper and let it cool. Knead a few times to make sure it’s all been evenly mixed together.
Store in a baggie for up to a month!