How To Make Homemade Playdough

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An easy to make and soft playdough that will keep for months.


  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • Food colouring


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Stir over a low heat until ingredients are pliable.
  3. Cool and store in an air tight container.

This recipe will make a good sized batch for two children to play with. When stored in an airtight container in the fridge will last at least six months.

Gluten-free playdough

Kids love putting things in their mouth so this gluten free recipe for play dough is perfect for children with an issue with gluten.


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 tspn cream of tartar
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 2 tspn vegetable oil
  • Food colouring


  1. Mix all ingredients in a saucepan over a low heat until all is combined well and a dough consistency is reached.
  2. Let it cool completely before giving it to your child to play with.
  3. Store in an airtight container or resealable bag.
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