Homemade Playdough Recipe plus Tools for Play

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My kids love their playdough, my only problem with store bought playdough besides it being a bit pricey here by us is that my kids want to occasionally taste it! This scares me because I really don’t know what is in it and I am sure it is not taste safe. This is why I prefer to make my own homemade playdough recipes.

Lets just be clear, this one is made with salt and does NOT taste nice and should not be eaten! So if your child is eating things you will want to try an Edible Homemade Playdough Recipe rather. This one is safe to taste, as in child takes a small bite. Eating this playdough will make your child sick and he will most likely vomit it up because of the salt content.

This is our homemade playdough recipe

Homemade playdough recipe plus tools for play

Homemade Playdough Recipe.

  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/4 cups salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • Food coloring
  • optional extras: glitter

Add the water, salt and vegetable oil to a pot over medium heat. Use a hand whisk to stir in the cream of tartar and flour. The whisk prevents flour clumps from forming.

Switch the whisk to a wooden spoon as soon as the mixture starts to get thicker and turn the heat to low. Continue stirring.

(We also have a No-Cook Homemade Playdough Recipe)

long lasting playdough recipe

Once the play dough starts to get dry on the edges and you are able to pinch the dough without it sticking to your fingers it is ready. Free Homemade Playdough Recipe

Scoop the dough out onto a heat resist surface and leave to cool.

Once the dough is cool enough to handle, roll into a ball and cut as many wedges as you want colors.
Cooked Homemade Playdough Recipe

Make a little well in the homemade playdough recipe and fold the dough in on itself until the coloring is distributed. Then simply roll and knead it to work the color in more.Homemade Playdough Recipe

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This homemade playdough recipe is my favorite, it is soft and doesn’t stick to the kids fingers with simple play. It is so nice my 3 year old rubs little bits on his cheek while playing with it!The Best Homemade Playdough Recipe

The only thing left to do is get your playdough tools out and play!Expand Playdough play with other Toys shapes

Did you know that you can use a garlic press to make little strands of playdough? Just the pressing bit makes my 4 year old happy!

garlic press for playdough play

Stamping is one of my toddlers favorite things to do with homemade playdough.playdough shape tools

Tools for your homemade playdough recipe

Besides using everyday items and extending with other toys we have to play with playdough, we love these tools.
      
      
      

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  1. This recipe is way off. As is, it was a sticky mess. I ended up tossing it in the kitchenaid mixer and adding at least 1 c additional flour to make it something resembling play dough. It’s still pretty sticky. That’s what you get when you find things on pinterest I guess

    • yes you can! I have kept one batch for over 6 months already. I tend to toss them when the kids have mixed up the colors so much that they get bored of it. I keep mine in a ziplock bag. any airtight container will do!

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