Want to know how to make homemade playdough? Did you know you could make homemade play doh with ingredients straight from your kitchen? DIY playdough is super simple to make, using only 4 ingredients! Your kids will love making this homemade playdough recipe.
Watch this homemade play doh video to see how playdough is made:
How to Make Playdough
Recipe and Supplies
- 2 cups plain flour
- 2 cups water
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp cream of tartar
- 1 cup salt
- Cutting Board
- Wax Paper
- Optional: Gloves
The first thing you want to do in a saucepan, on no heat, is add plain flour.
Add 2 cups of water.
Add 1 cup of salt. It may look like a lot, but trust me, it needs it.
Pour in 2 tbsp of vegetable oil.
Add 1 tbsp of cream of tartar
Mix ingredients around before you add any heat to it.
Over a very low heat, stir continuously. Don’t leave it for a second!
As it thickens it will form a big clump of dough.
Take dough out of saucepan and place it on cutting board. Do not flour.
Knead the dough while it is still warm to work in all the ingredients.
Break up the dough into four separate pieces.
Place four rolls of dough on top of baking paper.
Using your thumb, press a hole in the center of each roll.
Using food coloring, pour a couple drops of a color in each center hole.
Very carefully, mold it over and work in the color.
This is what the dough should look like when the color has been kneaded all the way through.
Repeat process with each of the different colors.
You can also watch this homemade play-doh video as an additional tutorial: