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The Best Homemade Playdough

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  • Author: Happily the Hicks


All it takes is five simple ingredients and five minutes to make the best homemade playdough recipe.


Units Scale

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!