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Homemade Play Dough

This Homemade Play Dough recipe takes just 10 minutes to make and uses ingredients that are likely already in your pantry. The kids can help make this easy play dough with a little help from an adult to supervise while it's on the stove top.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: homemade play dough
Servings: 1 ball of dough
Author: Barbara


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon food coloring of your choice


  • In a medium saucepan, mix all ingredients.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the dough forms a ball, approximately 5 minutes.
  • Let cool for a few minutes before using.
  • Store in an airtight container.