World’s Best Homemade Play Dough

Easy Homemade Play Dough

Once you make homemade play dough, it’s hard to go back to the manufactured kind. This play dough recipe is from my mom and I have made it more times than I can count. It is inexpensive, easy, and fast. And if you keep it wrapped up tight or in a ziplock bag, it stays soft for a long, long, long time. I have tried other recipes for homemeade play dough, but I always come back to this one. As far as play dough goes, this recipe is life changing.

Start by putting the dry ingredients in a medium sized pan. Then add the water, oil, and food coloring.

World's Best Homemade Play Dough

Turn the stove on to medium heat, and give it a good stir. At first the mixture will be runny.

World's Best Homemade Play Dough

But as the mixture heats up, the play dough will thicken. Keep stirring and don’t walk away. It will thicken really fast.

World's Best Homemade Play Dough

After it gets nice and thick, put it on some wax paper to cool. We love playing with warm play dough, so we usually pull out the toys and start playing right away.

World's Best Homemade Play Dough

Make sure you store the play dough in an air tight container or a ziplock bag. Enjoy! ♥

World's Best Homemade Play Dough

World's Best Homemade Play Dough
Recipe type: World's Best Homemade Play Dough
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tarter
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring
  1. Mix flour, cream of tarter, and salt in a pan. Add oil, water, and food coloring to the mixture.
  2. Cook over medium heat until thick. Put on wax paper to cool.
  3. Store in an air tight container or ziplock bag.

Author: Chrissy

I love photoshop, naps, and chocolate. I have an etsy shop where you can see some of the things I have created when I have been eating chocolate while playing on photoshop. As for the naps, I am always hoping one is around the corner. ♥

3 thoughts on “World’s Best Homemade Play Dough”

  1. I tried this play dough recipe and it is fabulous!
    I think it’s better than the kind you buy!
    My grandchildren loved the fun of making it themselves
    and then creating their own masterpieces!
    Thank you, Teepee Girl!

    1. When my kids were growing up, this was one of our favorite things to do on Sunday afternoons. I love this recipe. It’s easy and fun. Cookie cutters are a great addition!!! Thank you for bringing back a treasured memory!!!

      1. Thanks for your kind words, Dawn! We love this play dough too. I love how soft it is and that it stays fresh much longer than store-bought play dough. Hugs! ♥

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