Play Dough

Play Dough

Course: Not EdibleDifficulty: Beginner
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This is the best! It’s easy to make and has endless possibilities. Make with a flavored drink packet or add oils or extracts for different smells.


  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/4 cup salt

  • 2 tbsp cream of tartar

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 packet drink mix optional

  • Essential oil like lavender, lemon, orange, peppermint, etc. – optional

  • Food coloring – optional


  • Combine all ingredients except the oils (if using) into a medium sauce pan over medium heat. (Food coloring drops can be added now; gel coloring can be kneaded in later.)
  • Stir constantly until dough comes together into a ball.
  • Remove from heat and knead the play dough until smooth once it is cool enough to handle.
  • Mix in any additional colors or oils that you’d like.

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