Homemade Play Dough

IMG_2291One of the best party favors my girls ever came home with from a birthday party was homemade play dough. It was bright yellow with glitter in keeping with the space theme of the birthday party. The colors were very fun, but what really impressed me was the texture. It was awesome to play with. It didn’t come apart, it did not smell, and my girls absolutely loved it. When I asked my friend how she made it she gave me the recipe, and I realized that you can indeed make your own play dough. I always double the recipe:

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 T cream of tartar
2 t food coloring
1 T vegetable oil
1 cup water

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook and stir over low/medium heat for about 3-5 minutes until play dough starts to form a ball and is no longer sticky. Don’t worry if mixture looks lumpy. Cool slightly, then knead several times until smooth. Store in an air tight container or Ziploc.

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2 Comments to “Homemade Play Dough”

  1. We love homemade playdough too! I’ve added some lavender oil too, which is fun.

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