Make Your Own Playdoh

I remember my mom making this for me as a child.  I've posted the cook and no cook method.  Generally the cooking method yields better results.  Cream of tartar is optional but makes the playdoh more elastic like.

Cook Method

  •  3 cups flour
  •  1.5 cups salt
  • 6 tsp. cream of tarter
  • 3 tbsp. oil
  • 3 cups water
Put all ingredients into a large pot. Stir constantly over medium heat until a dough ball forms when pulling away from the sides. Knead dough 1-2 minutes until the texture matches playdoh. Store in a reusable plastic container. Will last about 3 months.


Non Cook Method

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
Mix the flour and salt in a bowl then add water. Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay like texture. You may need to add more water. Note, this playdoh will not last long.
For both recipes above you can add food colouring, and even scented oil if you wish. I would make sure your child does NOT put the playdoh in his/her mouth if you decide to use scented oils.