How to Make Play Dough

by Old School


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • food coloring
  • Pot
  • Large spoon (preferably wooden)
  • Stove or small burner
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Combine wet ingredients in measuring cup. Combine dry ingredients in pot.

    Step 2

    Add wet ingredients to dry.

    Step 3

    Place pot on the stove over low heat and stir constantly so as not to overcook your dough.

    Step 4

    When the dough is ready and no longer sticky, it should look something like this.

    Step 5

    Place your dough on a lightly floured surface and add a few drops of food coloring.

    Step 6

    Knead the dough until the color is uniform. If you want to get really fancy, you can add in sparkles or even essential oil at this point.

    Step 7

    Admire your beautiful play dough and think of all the fun you will have with it!

    Step 8

    Remember to store dough in plastic bags so it won’t dry out.

    Step 9

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