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The Best Play Dough Recipe


Easy and quick soft playdough recipe.  


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 package unsweetened kool-aid or food coloring
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water


  1. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and kool aid in a medium sized pot.
  2. Add water and oil. 
  3. Stir over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
  4. When the mixture forms a ball, remove from the heat.
  5. Knead until smooth.
  6. Use play dough mats or cutters to have fun! 


To store, keep in an air-tight container. Playdough will last up to a month if you put it away immediately after using it. 


  • Prep Time: 1 minute
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Misc

Keywords: homemade play dough, salt dough, play dough recipe