We have been meaning to make homemade play doh for over a year….and now that I know just how easy it is, and how good it turned out, I wish we’d gotten around to making it sooner.
There are literally dozens of recipes on the internet and I’m not sure why I chose this particular one (or where I got it), but it turned out fantastic and it is the recipe I’ll stick to.
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
2 Cups Water
4 Tbsp. Oil
4 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar (found in the spice aisle)
TIP Add Peppermint Extract to help preserve the play doh and give it a great scent.
Mix all the ingredients together in a large pot.
Cook over medium heat about 5 minutes. It will start to clump as you can see in the above photo.
Then it almost instantly all clumps together and looks like this.
At this point it is really soft and smooth and can be picked up and put on wax paper and kneaded and split into 3 or 4 balls depending on how many different colors you want to make.
Add several drops of food coloring and let the kids have fun mixing it in.
Then it’s playtime.
And a picnic…
..and Alexandra is not liking the looks of the play doh hot dog too much.