Homemade Playdough

You know, I have no idea why I wasted so much time and money on play dough from the store. You know- making those “quick” trips because we were out and the kids were begging.  Just to waste money and time :(.  And ya know- more plastic waste with all those yellow plastic tubs! Ugh!

Learn from me- save some time and save some money!

This is so easy it will blow you mind. Seriously.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour.
  • 3/4 cup salt.
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
  • 2 cups lukewarm water.
  • 2 Tablespoons of oil (I used coconut oil, but vegetable works too)
  • Tupperware to fit 🙂

Mix together all dry ingredients.  Put mixed ingredients in sauce pan.  Slowly add warm water and oil while heating on a medium heat.  Stir continuously.  If you are making one color you may add a touch of food coloring at this time.

Continue stirring until dough forms a ball and becomes thicker. This took a few minutes.

Next place dough ball onto wax paper to cool, and let the kids play! Mine played with this on and off for hours! I kept it in a glass Tupperware container and they easily could get it out and put it away for me 🙂

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My boys chose green!

I hope this helps some of you mamma’s our there! I’d love you to tag me in your creations!





One thought on “Homemade Playdough

  1. My boy LOVES play dough. One thing that surprised me is how much more durable homemade play dough is. We left it out a few times for a couple of hours and it didn’t harden up at all, but it seems like with store bought play dough it hardens in about 30 minutes! I’ll have to try your recipe, I think we ate due for a new batch.


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