Makes 445g • Prep 15 mins • Cooking 20 mins
Our homemade playdough recipe is soft, lasts a long time, doesn’t stain little hands, and uses common ingredients you probably already have. Super quick and easy to make (you can make a batch in about 5 minutes) and much cheaper than buying ready made playdough, your kids will have a blast experimenting with colour, texture, and shapes all afternoon.
*Please note, although made from food products, we do not recommend eating these creations particularly when markers and other decorations are added.
What you’ll need
1 cup The Healthy Baker Plain Flour
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
⅓ cup table salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon auzure canola oil
1-2 drops food colouring of your choice (gel food colouring works best)
In a medium saucepan place the flour, cream of tartar and salt, and whisk together to remove any lumps.
Then stir in the water and oil, and food colouring if you only want the playdough to be all one colour.
Place over medium heat and stir constantly for a few minutes, until the dough thickens and begins to form a ball.
Remove from the heat and transfer to a large bowl to cool down for about 20 minutes. After 10 minutes turn the dough over so the underside can cool down as well.
Once cool or just lukewarm, briefly knead the playdough until it is smooth.
If you want to create multiple colours from one playdough batch, divide the dough into 5 or 6 balls and mix the colours in to each ball of dough by gently kneading the colour in until it is completely incorporated. Depending on what type of food colouring you are using it may be messy, so using gloves and protecting your work surface with cling wrap or similar could be helpful. Gel food colouring will be less messy than liquid food colouring.
Makes 445g playdough, however this recipe is easily doubled. Will keep in wrapped in cling wrap and placed into sealed zip lock bags for a couple of months. Play doh is not intended for human consumption.