Easy Play Dough Recipe

My Children are obsessed with Play-Doh but I have issues with it. I hate the smell for starters, I know lots of people love the smell of it but it makes me feel ill. Secondly, it lasts all of five minutes before it has dried out and gets all crumbly – not good for my cream carpet. So, I thought it would be fun to make our own play dough and here is the super simple recipe for you guys.


1/2 Cup Salt

1 Cup Flour

1 Tbsp Oil (I used vegetable oil)

1 Tbsp Cream of Tartar

1 Cup Boiling Water

Food Colouring

As I said it is an easy recipe to follow, you literally just pop everything in a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon. Once the dough starts to get a bit tough you take it out of the bowl and put on a counter/worktop with a dusting of flour and knead until you have a smooth consistency.

I stored these batches in a couple of zip lock bags.


The children have loved creating with this play dough and it is really easy to clean up.


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