How to Make Playdough Without Cream of Tartar

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

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

honestly you shouldve just used common sense and added more water, im no pro at this but seriously?! hhahahaha goshhhhhh

Why didn't you add more water? That would be the logical fix when something is too dry.
taylamaybro1 month ago

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

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!


RainbowMama2 months ago

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

smcmaster823 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!
emoz36633 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

BethFYS3 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!

CarlaMLang3 months ago

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

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.

Loopwiep5 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.

jasmina2tc6 months ago

it work thanks love it

jasmina2tc6 months ago

it work thanks love it

jasmina2tc6 months ago

it work thanks love it

KeonnaA6 months ago


GoodLuckC7 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.jac7 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?

long8 months ago

can it be 2tbsp of salt

k8ie62868 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. -.-

SavannahE18 months ago

I really dont remember how playdo is supposed to feel like

nicolebrobro9 months ago

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!