Best Homemade Play dough Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour / Maida
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar or 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  • Food coloring, optional

Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, add in the the color now as well.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat . Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth.

If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls Once the dough is finished, Start with about 5 drops of color to each ball.

Store the play dough inside the bags once done to keep soft. Keeps for up to 3 months.