Homemade Playdough

June 4, 2015

I have a confession. I love diys and crafts. You know what I don’t love? Children’s crafts. I know. It’s a bit ironic right? My kids looooove crafts but I’d much rather bake than craft with them because glitter, get away from me! Glitter should be banned, people! But, I’m trying to be better at that so finally, after much begging, we made homemade playdough. It’s been a while since I made this so the kids were excited and they literally played for 1.5 hours straight. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this sooner. 

The great thing about homemade dough is it doesn’t smell as bad as play dough and it’s much softer. Just store in a closed container and it will last a long while. 

Here’s the recipe: 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • Food Coloring


IMG_2680Over medium heat, mix all the ingredients in a pot except for the water and food coloring. Add in the water slowly as you stir over the heat using a spatula.

IMG_2681Continue stirring until it gets thick for at least 5 minutes. When the liquid is gone and it gets to be a harder piece of dough, turn off the heat. I let the dough cool off a little in the pot.

Place the dough on wax paper or freezer paper (glossy side) and work it with your hands. This is when you can add the food coloring of your choice. Some people also add in a packet of kool aid mix for the added smell.

Divide amongst the children!

IMG_2683Some children may try to eat it. Hey, that’s ok! It’s mostly flour and salt πŸ˜€

IMG_2693Look how happy JJ is! Oh, why didn’t I do this sooner. 


 Chef Jules at work!

IMG_2696Even Emmy had a blast fun sitting there playing quietly. 

Try it with your kids and post the pictures to my facebook page! I know they will love it!


But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children Psalm 103:17

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