how to make your own Play dough

Play dough is easier to make than you think and the uses are endless. Kids can play with it for hours, it’s great for imagination, fine motor skills and for developing pre-writing skills.

Here’s what you’ll need:


1 Cup Water

1 Table spoon veg. Oil

Half cup Salt

1 Table spoon Cream of Tartar

Food coloring

1 Cup Flour


How to

  1. Combine the water, oil, salt, cream of tartar and food color in a saucepan. Heat until warm.
  2. Remove from heat and add flour.
  3. Stir, then knead until smooth.
  4. Store in an airtight container or zip lock bag.

(side note: the cream of tartar makes your play dough last longer, it can last about 6 months)

We decided to add a bit of sparkle and make ours princess dough. Just add glitter.

Now go play with your awesome new play dough.

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