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Play-dough Recipe

Veronika Veale
Home Made - Taste Proof - Long Lasting - Perfect For Toddler Playtime!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course playdough
Cuisine playdough


  • 4 cups Plain Flour
  • 2 cups Salt
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 4 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
  • Food Colouring


  • Mix all ingredients together in a saucepan
  • Place on stove on medium heat
  • Grab a whisk and start stirring!
  • Make sure to continuously scrape the bottom of the pot so the mixture doesn't burn or stick
  • The mixture should start to form a dough after a few minutes
  • Once you reach the consistency of playdough, place the dough on some parchment paper (or straight onto your kitchen bench), roll into a large ball
  • Knead the dough with your hands for 2 minutes (like bread!)
  • Using a kitchen knife slice the dough in half until you get 8 equal-sized portions (or as many as you like)
  • Use food colouring to colour the dough however you like
  • recommended that you wear gloves so the colour doesn't stain your hands
Keyword playdough