Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Homemade PlayDough

It is snowing here today so we will be busy working in the kitchen! Our first project is play dough. It is sooo easy to make and the play dough is much better than the kind you buy. It lasts, if you put it in the fridge in an airtight container, for about 6 months.

2 cups flour
2 cups cold water
1 cup salt
4 tsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp oil
food coloring

Mix in a 2 quart saucepan all the above ingredients (except food coloring) and stir over medium heat until mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. This takes about 5 minutes. Let it cool 10 minutes. Then divide into 4 pieces (or however many colors you want to make), add drops of food coloring to each section, and knead well until color is fully blended into play dough.


  1. Amazing and so easy! Makes me want to be 3 again!

  2. It looks more colorful than playdough. I'll bet it smell better too.