How to Make Playdough


How to Make Playdough 


Check out this easy recipe for homemade playdough and get ready for hours of fun with toddlers and preschoolers. Little ones love to make and use their own playdough. It’s the perfect hands-on activity for both indoor and outdoor play this summer. Let’s get started! 

Homemade Playdough Recipe

Here’s what you will need to make playdough at home: Don’t have an ingredient? Walmart delivery is a great option for busy momma’s!

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp. oil 
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. food coloring 

Here’s what to do: 

  1. Mix together flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Add food coloring to a cup of water and pour colored water into saucepan. Add the oil and stir all ingredients to combine. 
  3. Stir constantly over medium heat until dough leaves the sides of the pan.
  4. Let the playdough cool completely, then knead out any bubbles. 

Repeat steps 1 – 4 for each playdough color, and store the colored dough in separate plastic bags. 

Tip: We recommend buying cream of tartar in bulk if you plan to make in large batches.

We hope you and your little ones love making playdough at home this summer!

Did you try this recipe? Leave us a comment below! 

Happy Summer from all of us at Honest Buck Accounting

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