How to Make Homemade Play Dough | Kin Community





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Published on Aug 19, 2012

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Learn how to create a homemade version of the childhood classic play dough! Easy to make with ingredients found in your kitchen cabinets, this recipe assembles quickly and will keep for several months when kept clean and stored in an airtight container.


1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/3 cup of salt
a few squirts of food coloring gel
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup of water


1. Combine 1 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar, 1/3 cup of salt and 1 cup of water in a saucepan. Stir ingredients over medium/low heat.

2. As soon as ingredients begin to combine add in food coloring and stir to achieve desired shade.

3. Continue to stir until dough pulls away from the sides of the pan and gathers around the spoon.

4. Remove from pan to cool. Cool to room temp, knead and store in airtight container.

This tutorial is inspired in part by these great blog posts. Check them out for additional recipe variations and tips:



This project was compiled by our Kin Parents Producer Robert Mahar. Find more of Robert's work at http://www.maharcraft.tumblr.com.


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