2 from 5 votes

Homemade Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough is quick, easy, and fun! Your children will love to help make it and then create amazing masterpieces.
Course Craft
Author Stacey


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon Cream of Tartar
  • 4 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Food Coloring


  • Mix the flour, salt, and Cream of Tartar together
  • Boil the 4 cups of water
  • Once the water is boiling, add vanilla extract and food coloring (I didn't measure either, I just poured some of each in. Add both until you like the smell and color.)
  • Mix the boiling water mixture with the dry ingredient mixture
  • Stir until well mixed
  • Add vegetable oil
  • Stir until well combined
  • Put the dough on a cutting board (Mine was pretty oily when I put it on the cutting board, but once I kneaded it for awhile, it blended well)
  • Knead, knead, knead,until it cools
  • If the dough is sticky, add more flour (I did not need to add any additional flour)