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How to make playdough at home

How to make playdough at home

Here's a fun at-home activity for kids! playing with playdough is fun, but making it is even better. Check out The Parenting Center's recipe for homemade playdough. 


1 cup flour
1 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 cups water
2 tablespoons oil
food coloring

1. Mix dry ingredients in a large saucepan.

2. Add the wet ingredients slowly, stirring constantly over a medium/low heat. The mixture will be lumpy, then sticky, then doughy. At some point, it may seem as though there is too much liquid. Just keep adding it slowly and stirring. When the playdough is done it will pull away from the pan and make a ball.

3. After playdough is cool, knead until smooth and store in an airtight plastic bag.