video How to Make Playdough Without Cream of Tartar
Easy DIY Play doh recipe without cream of tartar and no cooking. Make the best playdough creations with no cream of tartar and cook free that kids will love.  All you need:
4 cups of flour
11/2 cups salt
2 tbsp oil
1 cup water
food coloring
smcmaster826 months ago
I just made this earlier today. My 2 year old son had never played with play dough before. I was looking for something fun to do using ingredirnt I had in the cupboard. We had so much fun. This recipe was so easy! I seen comments about it "not working" I had to add a little extra water then added too much and had to add a little flour. It all worked out in the end and took less than 10 minutes to make. I will use this recipe again!
AshleyB212 minutes ago
Worked great! Thanks:) No problems at all with the recipe:) :) :)

Wow this is really simple and easy awhile back I tried this way of making a play though I follow all the instruction and guess what the play though last it a month i guess it would have last it more than that my grandchildren ended up mixing all the colors together. Storing it in the fridge did make it last that long with air tight wrapper. I introduce it to our children s ministry some of the kids never play that before but now they really enjoy it. I would recommend this to whoever that have no time to do this 5 min is all you need.

JeniM1 month ago

I understand that sometimes things won't work for everyone for various reasons. If you are one of the people that this doesn't work for however, that doesn't give you the right to be mean and leave nasty comments! This woman was simply sharing something that her children enjoyed with the rest of us and I for one, appreciate it! When my daughter wakes up from her nap this afternoon, we are going to try it. If it works, that will be fantastic! If it doesn't, well that's okay too. Either way, as a first time mom, I appreciate you sharing this with me!

CarlaMLang7 months ago

Great easy recipe for our first snow day. I linked your video to our family blog. :)


KatieStiles (author)  CarlaMLang2 months ago

Thank you!

artsy_owl2 months ago

I tried this today and it worked after a few alterations :) Overall a nice recipe for this. I had to add a tiny bit more water and roll the dough in the flour-salt mixture but it worked quite well after that. Will definitely use again!

Demi W2 months ago
Stir under medium heat and if still dry ad small amounts of water to dry ingredients then when it comes to o e bigs clump get it out of the pot and knead it.
taylamaybro4 months ago

thankyou it was really fun to make! are those your kids?

kyla.casey.584 months ago
Do you need 4 bowls

Just made this for my 3 kids and they love it. We added a bit of glitter too. Just use common sense....if too sticky, add more flour. If too dry, add more water - easy!


RainbowMama6 months ago

I halved the dry ingred and used the full amount of wet (no food coloring)

emoz36637 months ago

I made this just now after running out of cream of tartar, have to say not as good as the other play dough I make for my girls but still good n the girls are happily playing with it as I type. I did have to add extra water n just a dash of flour to finish kneading it. All in all ok but it makes a big batch which I'm not keen on as I prefer the recipe I use with cream of tartar as I add colouring to water before I add to dry ingredients to make a better even colour through dough n smaller batches is better for that

BethFYS7 months ago

I will be trying this tomorrow with my granddaughter, but I wanted to add the comment that making the play dough in four separate bowls and adding the food coloring up front is a great idea, I think all the recipes over the years that I've seen for play dough always have added food coloring to the dough which then takes a lot of work to get it evenly distributed, but also makes a real mess on your hands! So I'm sure it will come out great and we'll at least have a bit less stained hands!

This worked really well for me - people who aren't use to baking don't realize when using flour you have to adjust wet/dry ingredients due to humidity and other factors. You also need to remember to knead knead knead the dough and you will get a good texture.

Loopwiep8 months ago

does it works with potatoflour

Did not work for me was very dry and a complete waste of my ingredients!

You can always add more ingredients to make it work. Just use your sense of cooking.

jasmina2tc9 months ago

it work thanks love it

jasmina2tc9 months ago

it work thanks love it

jasmina2tc9 months ago

it work thanks love it

KeonnaA10 months ago


GoodLuckC10 months ago

This worked for me, mostly. It was a bit crumbly with the original recipe. But I kept adding water to to get it to the right consistency. It was also stickier than I'd like, so I added quite a bit more flour.

I give this 5/5 because my son absolutely loves it. Plus he tried eating it and didn't like the taste. Haha. Thanks for this awesome recipe!

gmc.jac10 months ago

It worked for me. it was a little sticky and gooey but if you keep adding a little bit of the flour and salt mixture it will get better.

does it have to have oil?

long11 months ago

can it be 2tbsp of salt

k8ie628611 months ago

This worked fine for me! Maybe not exactly Playdough, but it definitely worked for the science project we were doing!

This was a waste. it does not work and its hard and crumbly. we did all we could. -.-

SavannahE11 year ago

I really dont remember how playdo is supposed to feel like

This didn't work, I'm sad.

it didn't work for me either... but i just kept messing with it until i got the right consistency

vika19971 year ago

works great

KatieStiles (author)  vika19971 year ago

Awesome, thanks for trying!