How to Make Play-doh - 3 Easy Ways
What You'll Need:
- 1 cup flour
- ½ cup salt
- 2 tsps cream of tartar (you can substitute 1/4 tsp of lemon juice or white vinegar for each 1/8 tsp of cream of tartar. Be aware if you use vinegar, the play-doh will have a vinegar smell)
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbsp oil
- Food coloring (blue and green are the best, but any color will work). A couple of drops will usually be enough. Too much and your hands will be bright blue for a couple of days.
There are some types of play-doh that require no cooking, but this isn't one of them. First, combine flour, salt and cream of tarter in a saucepan. Mix liquids and gradually stir them into the dry ingredients. When the mixture is smooth, cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms. Remove from heat and knead until smooth. Store in a zip-loc bag.
Play-doh Made with Kool-Aid
- 2 c. flour
- 2 c. water
- 1 pkg. (.17 oz.) unsweetened kool-aid mix: orange, berry, lime are best (do not use grape - it turns out sort of gray in color)
- 2 tsp. cream of tartar (you can substitute 1/4 tsp of lemon juice or white vinegar for each 1/8 tsp of cream of tartar. Be aware if you use vinegar, the play-doh will have a vinegar smell)
- 1/2 c. salt
- 2 tsp. oil
Add Kool-Aid to water in pan. Add remaining ingredients and stir together. Cook over medium heat for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Play dough is done when color deepens and it comes together in a ball. Turn onto a plate to cool and cover tightly to store. Store in zip-loc bag.
- 2 c. flour
- 1 c. salt
- 1 c. water
- 1 tsp. oil
Add water and oil to dry ingredients. Mix well. Note: This play dough will harden when air dried.