Best Play Dough Recipe

It's easy to make the Best Play Dough Recipe! Homemade Play Dough is a recipe for fun!

Who knew there was so much to know about making homemade play dough? Making play dough involves the use of recipes and requires mixing and boiling and constant stirring. Oh my!

In all honesty, you do not have to be a whiz in the kitchen to whip up a batch of play dough for your tiny tots. Though there are a number of recipes for making play dough; they do vary greatly on how closely they match up with the real thing.

If you are making the play dough for a toddler to provide a stimulating tactile experience, you may want to choose a simple no-cooking recipe like edible Peanut Butter Play Dough .

For older children who want to mold and sculpt their play dough, you'll need to go with a cooked play dough recipe. This is the homemade play dough recipe you will find here.

Cooked Best Play Dough Recipe


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 cup water with food coloring
  • 1 tbs. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar

Mix ingredients together and cook slowly stirring continuously until the mixture becomes thick.

Remove from heat and knead the mixture.

Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

As long as they're closely supervised, let your little ones help. Time spent in the kitchen with mom or dad making play dough will not only result in a fun toy but also fond memories for both you and your child.

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