My Go-To Playdough Recipe

Looking for a play dough recipe that lasts a long time?

I have the perfect one for you!  

I have been meaning to write this post for quite a while now.  I posted this recipe on my Instagram stories a few months ago. I tried to save it to my highlights, but the last half of the video was deleted.

Well, the last half of the video is pretty important!

A few weeks ago, my daughter's teacher messaged me in a playdough crisis.  She had followed all the instructions...until the video cut off.

So the part that was missing from the have to cook it on medium heat!  I felt terrible.  We had a good laugh, and she tried again the next day.  And then I vowed to write this post!

Here is the video in FULL:


Combine the following into a large pot: 
2 Cups flour
1 Cup salt
2 Cups water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
Couple drops of food coloring

Stir all together and heat on medium heat.  
Stir continuously until the dough starts to form a ball. 
Once it forms a ball, scoop it out of the pot onto a cutting board and let it cool a little.
When it is cool enough to touch, knead the dough.


You can store this dough in a large gallon size ziplock bag.  Try to remove as much air as possible.  It will keep for a very long time!  Just depends how many dirty hands play with it :)


You can add in different spices for different seasons!  When my daughter's teacher finally was able to get her hands on the correct recipe...she added pumpkin spice to her dough.  It does smell amazing!  Remember that the color of spice will affect the color of the dough.  You may need to add a 1/2 Tablespoon more oil also.

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