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Simple and Colorful Homemade Playdough

Homemade playdough is always a hit for kids. They are soft, colorful and very easy to make. The ingredients can be sitting right in your kitchen. Outdoor or indoor, it can be one of the best activities children and parents will surely love.

What do you need?

Flour is your base ingredient. I use all-purpose flour and it does the job. If your playdough feels sticky on your hand, you can add a splash of flour until it feels firm to touch.

Water is the dissolving ingredient.

Salt acts as preservative and prolongs the life of your playdough for weeks or even months if stored properly. It also adds texture.

Cream of Tartar makes the tartar soft and easy to mold.

Vegetable oil adds grease to the dough so it won’t stick to your hands.

Adding a drop or more of your food coloring makes it bright and fun to play with. Be creative in mixing different colors until you achieve the shade that you want.

How do you make the playdough?

In a saucepan, mix the flour, water, salt and cream of tartar over a medium heat. Stir constantly to avoid clumps and burning your dough. Let it cook until it thickens and form into a ball.

Let it cool completely. Add the cooking oil and divide into portions or balls.

Knead well on a floured board or nonstick mat. Add a different color for each ball until you get the desired shade. You can play with green, blue, orange, pink or purple colors.

Try this simple homemade playdough recipe. It could be a fun activity too for the whole family.

Homemade Playdough

Simple DIY Playdough

Materials

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • food coloring

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, mix the flour, water, salt and cream of tartar over a medium heat. Stir constantly to avoid clumps and burning your dough. Let it cook until it thickens and form into a ball.
  • Let it cool completely. Add the cooking oil and divide into portions or balls.
  • Knead well on a floured board or nonstick mat. Add a different color for each ball until you get the desired shade. You can play with green, blue, orange, pink or purple colors.

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