How to make play dough

I have tried quite a few play dough recipes; my all time favorite is a gingerbread play dough….I’ll be sharing that recipe as the Christmas season approaches. But for today I thought I would share a simple, inexpensive play dough recipe that is great for everyday play!


You will need:

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • food coloring (optional)


  1. Place all of the ingredients into a large pot on your stove top.
  2. Over medium-low heat, stir everything together until the dough loses its stickiness look and become hard to stir.  Takes maybe 3 or 4 minutes!
  3. Carefully pull dough out of pan and onto a sheet of parchment paper or a cutting board shown in my pictures.
  4. Knead the dough until it is no longer sticky and feels like the right consistency.
  5. Store in a sealed plastic bag!

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