How to Easily Make Playdough

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • Pan
  • Wooden spoon
  • Food coloring (optional)

Children can spend hours making shapes and projects out of playdough. Instead of purchasing playdough from the store, however, you can make the clay at home. Homemade playdough is easy to make and nontoxic.

Combine all the ingredients into your pan.

Stir the ingredients over low heat until your playdough clumps. Remove from heat.


Separate your playdough into balls. Poke a hole in each one and add the desired food coloring for each. Knead the color into the playdough.