How to Make Playdough Without Cream of Tartar

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Introduction: How to Make Playdough Without Cream of Tartar

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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

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68 Discussions

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smcmaster82
smcmaster82

5 years 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!

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germank2021
germank2021

3 years ago

I make this with the same recipe but instead of food coloring i use 1-2 kool-aid packets to not only give it color but also a really good scent!

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keibaeasterling
keibaeasterling

4 weeks ago

Best recipe ever. Super forgiving and fun to make. I did NOT want to cook dough and buy cream of tartar. I even used gel food coloring b/c I didn’t have regular food coloring drops. I only had olive oil on hand, so that’s what I used. Easy to tweak. So happy this was a success. Yay!!!

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CWCeeDubb
CWCeeDubb

1 year ago

I tried this recipe, and my initial thoughts were, "this recipe sucks, what am I doing wrong?" and then I figured it out. Do not use plain salt (which was my mistake) - make sure you use good 'ol IODIZED SALT. The "plain" salt doesn't dissolve well enough and sucks all the moisture out of the mixture (and leaves pieces behind because of the additional trace minerals that exist in plain salt - had to research to figure it out). All I had was a salty, dry mess. After that, the recipe was great! Thanks for sharing!

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trist206
trist206

3 years ago

So this was awesome and I'm so glad you dont have to use Cream of Tartar

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Grandma Linda
Grandma Linda

3 years ago

awesome and no cooking required. Thank you so much.... can this be dried in a low oven to save like tree ornaments???

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Alexandria0
Alexandria0

3 years ago

this is pretty much salt dough, cream of tartar is needed to make it have play dough texture, and to make it last for 6 months or longer.

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kgrosvenor
kgrosvenor

3 years ago

made this with 2 small chiuldren.. fab recipe!! xx

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linjmc
linjmc

4 years ago

I'm wanting to make blue play doh / clay. But instead of needing it to last for many uses, I want students to be able to take home a dried piece they make. Anyone know if this will air dry ok?

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Jocelynhayes
Jocelynhayes

Reply 3 years ago

It should... Just leave it in a completely sealed plastic bag and it should dry. ;)

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allygator12
allygator12

4 years ago

does it stain your hands

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Jocelynhayes
Jocelynhayes

Reply 3 years ago

Nope! Just make sure there's not too much water or food coloring!

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farren3456
farren3456

Reply 3 years ago

ok

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farren3456
farren3456

Reply 3 years ago

only the food colouring

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Aaesha Bayatly
Aaesha Bayatly

Reply 3 years ago

Nope, not mine.

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smerino1011
smerino1011

4 years ago

I am going to try this later in the day