Homemade Play Dough

These are the only ingredients you’ll need to make homemade play dough:

  • Flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 cup
  • Cream of Tartar – 2 teaspoons
  • Oil – 1 Tablespoon
  • Natural dye – I used about 1 Tablespoon of beetroot powder
  • Water – 1 cup

I happened to have cream of tartar on hand, but it is possible to find in bulk, and I went with an inexpensive flour to make this due to cost and I was making multiple batches for my classroom.

All ingredients get added to a sauce pan and stirred together until a large clump is formed.

I removed the pan from the heat, then let it cool until I could handle it.

Then I kneaded it by hand until a uniform color and consistency was formed.

This one was gifted to my nephew, but now I am planning on making some green from matcha powder and doubling the next batch to use with my Kindergartners. It’s seriously so much fun!

Play-doh that I’ve bought has always turned dry and crumbly to the point of not being able to use it at all in the classroom, and this is seriously much less expensive than purchasing new play-doh in more plastic tubs.

Peace and love,

Kristan