Make your own Play Dough

What do you do when it suddenly turns cold, you’re looking for indoor activities to do with the kiddos and your discover that the Play Dough dried up over the summer?

You make your own!

If you bake fairly regularly you probably have everything you need on hand.




Vegetable Oil

Cream of Tarter

Food Coloring

Measuring Cups

Measuring Spoons

Heavy Pot

Rubber Spatula


In the pot off the heat add 1 Cup of Flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tablespoons oil, and 2 tablespoons cream of tartar.

Mix then add 1 of cup water.

Stir until all ingredients are incorporated. You can also stir in the food coloring at this point.

Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff.

Turn out onto wax paper and let cool.

After it cools knead the Play Dough a few times with your hands to help make it more elastic. Then play!

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