5 Minute Homemade Playdough

imageI’ve mentioned in the past how much I love Invitations to Play. Many of these involve play dough which might just be because I enjoy making it so much. Today, I’m going to share with you, my all time favorite, “go to” play dough recipe. The best part? It only takes 5-10 minutes start to finish and uses all common ingredients. It’s also very flexible and forgiving!

HERE is the link to where I first found the recipe!


¼ cup salt

1 cup flour

2 T cream of tartar

1 cup water

1 t oil

2 t food coloring (or however much you want!)


You can also add fragrance, glitter, etc.


Mix the first 6 ingredients in a pan.

Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes stirring constantly,

It will pull away from all the edges and form a ball.

Dump onto wax paper or parchment paper and keep kneading until smooth.

Then add glitter if you want!

You can store it in a container or a Ziploc bag.

Some fun fragrance ideas:

  • Extracts
  • Fresh lemon, lime or orange
  • Scented body wash


This recipe is so quick and easy and personable, it makes wonderful last minute gifts or party favors in a cute container, it’s fun for a rainy day, and kids enjoy making it too!



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