The BEST Playdough Recipe


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring


  1. In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, salt, cream of tartar) and mix well.Dry Ingredients Playdough
  2. Mix food coloring with your water first. Then add the vegetable oil and water with food coloring to a large pot. Mix together.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well.Mix Dry Ingredients with Wet for Playdough
  4. Cook over low to medium heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry.
  5. Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take off the heat. Let the dough cool first before touching.
  6. Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft.


If your dough is not soft, continue kneading for another 5 minutes. If you find it is still too dry add a little bit more oil and knead in. 

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