Playdough Recipe


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups water
  • Food coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Optional: scent extract, glitter


  1. Mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar.
  2. Add food coloring to water.
  3. Add water and vegetable (and scent extract if desired) to dry ingredients.
  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until stiff.
  5. Let cool and knead (adding glitter if desired). Let cool completely before storing in airtight containers.

Other Options:
Leave coloring out, and add to cooled playdough for a cool “marbled” effect. Mix in a packet of Kool-Aid to dry ingredients for scent/color enhancement.