Blue homemade playdough with the words home made stamped into it.

Homemade Playdough

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x



  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • food coloring by the drop


  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a large pot and stir together over medium heat.  
  2. Continue to cook and stir until a ball of dough forms, about 5-7 minutes.  
  3. Pour the dough ball onto a clean countertop and knead until smooth.  
  4. Allow to cool slightly, and then place the dough in a plastic zip top bag with the air squeezed out.