Simple Playdough Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 2 cups room temperature water
  • 3/4 cups salt
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • food coloring optional


  • Stir together the dry ingredients (flour, cream of tartar, and salt) in a large pot.
  • Then add the wet ingredients (vegetable oil, room temp water, and optional food coloring)
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Keep stirring until a ball forms.
  • Once a ball has formed, remove the pot from the heat and place the dough ball on parchment paper.
  • Knead the dough until it has cooled.