Introduction: Homemade Play-Doh

How to make homemade Play-Doh!!

Step 1: Step 1: Gather All Materials Needed

Gather all the materials needed for this activity:

1 cup water ,1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tablespoon cream of tartar, Food coloring, Saucepan, 1 cup flour

Step 2: Step 2: Grab a Saucepan and Put It on the Stove

The stove needs to be on warm.

Step 3: Step 3: Put All Ingredients Except Flour in

The flour will be added at a later step

Step 4: Step 4: Add Flour After Warm

When the contents are warm inside add the flour.

Step 5: Step 5: Stir Until Thick Like Gravy

this will most likely take 3-5 minutes

Step 6: Step 6: Scrap Contents Onto a Table or Wax Sheet

Wait for the content to cool

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Ebbie23 (author)2016-12-29

this is posted on my birthday

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DIY kids (author)2016-11-25

playdoh

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Palitus made it! (author)2016-07-30

Worked great!

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jlxoxpanda (author)2015-08-11

um, do you have to use vegetable oil?

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sullyadorable3115 (author)2015-07-14

what can be a replacer for flour?

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katiethomas8 (author)2015-07-07

Nice idea. Thanks for sharing it!

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catty meow (author)2015-05-20

its lovely and easy i like your taste

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KathleenK (author)2015-05-13

I add a few drops of oil of wintergreen as a preservative.

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dricker1 (author)2015-05-05

And it's edible!

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Dewny (author)dricker12015-05-07

Keep in mind 2 tablespoons of table salt is enough to kill a 60 lb kid. So, not so much.

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_soapy_ (author)Dewny2015-05-10

Is that right?
Mind you, I thought the whole point was to make it salty enough it was inedible. So you could leave a lot of salt out for an edible version, perhaps?

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Dewny (author)_soapy_2015-05-10

I think the salt content is primarily a preservative and possibly structure. I don't imagine it would be too palatable. If one has a kid that likes to eat non-food stuffs, this might be a project to pass over.

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pposthoorn (author)2015-05-07

We did this a lot when I was a kid. After you made some nice figures you can even bake them in the oven (like bread) at about 200-250F for a few hours and it will become hard like stone and can be stored indefinitely. This way you can also make de dough just plain white and paint the figures after baking.

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FlorinJ (author)pposthoorn2015-05-10

How hard, mechanically speaking, are the baked figures? How much do they deform during baking? My thought: if it's reasonably resistant, and doesn't deform much during baking, this could be a nice way of building plastic-equivalent pieces, way cheaper and faster than a 3D printer, for less demanding applications (say a custom Lego brick, or 3rd hand things).

Here's what I'm thinking of: http://www.amazon.com/Sculpey-III-Polymer-Clay-Ou...

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pposthoorn (author)FlorinJ2015-05-10

It's been at least 10 years ago since I did this so I'm not quite sure. I think they do rise a bit in the oven. It will get reasonably strong, but also a bit brittle.

The ingredients will cost you like $2 so I suggest to just try it and find out.

Don't forget to post your findings ;)

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태영최 (author)2015-05-07

Home-r-made D'OH!!

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truliwicked (author)2015-05-07

Learned a new way to make it. Had to do it for a child development project years ago and I remember using packets of Kool Aid....made wonderful colors. Definitely going to try this one.

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umarnl (author)2015-05-06

good thing for children playing

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Vyger (author)2015-05-05

As Homer would say:

DOH!

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Coolloom (author)2015-05-05

Nice

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