How to Make Play Dough!!!




About: Pastry and Savory chef, Looking to get into woodworking as well

This is a basic DIY for making play dough. This only takes a couple of minutes and is fun for every one.

Step 1: Getting All Your Ingrediants

First to make this stuff your going to need a few kitchen ingredients:

1. 2 cups of flower
2. 2 cups of water
3. 1 cup of salt
4. 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar (found in most grocery stores)
5. 1 tablespoon of vegi oil
6. food color of your choice

Step 2: Cooking

Put all of the ingredients in to the pot except the food coloring. (flour, water, vegi oil, cream of tartar, and salt)
Put the heat on low and stir until it becomes a blob or mess that looks like mash potatoes.

Step 3: Kneeding the Dough

Take it out of the pan and knead it so it becomes play dough not play potatoes.
Make then into smaller balls so they are more manageable, this helps in keeping all the play dough together.

once they are all kneaded up you can add food coloring to them and make sure you knead it in them so you get one even color.

Step 4: Storage

once the dough is in your desired color and size you can put theses in Tupperware or plastic bags.
I prefer plastic bags so you can use your Tupperware for other things.



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    11 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    Yes it is edible but I wouldn't. Main ingredient table salt.


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    sort of since you don't have the preservatives it does get hard but total crumbliness should be less.