Monday, July 30, 2012

Homemade Play Dough

Last year I bought Play-Doh Cars 2 Mold N Go for my son, the box includes four free play-doh and of course it didn’t last long. I know that I can easily buy play-doh but I find it expensive so yesterday, I’ve made homemade play dough. Too bad, I only have one food color.  I got my recipe here "Musings from a stay at home mom".


1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
food coloring

Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook over low/medium heat, stirring. Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring. Continue stirring until the mixture is much thicker and begins to gather around the spoon. Remove the dough onto wax paper or a plate to cool.

Read: DIY Homemade Play Dough

It supposed to be strawberry red but I don’t know why it looks pink or light purple but still my son was happy with his play dough. Lighting McQueen is back!

Update: I made another one and it turned out strawberry red. Yay!


  1. gumawa din ako nito kahapon! kinarir ko, i bought the 3 basic colors then nag combine din ako. :D But I didn't cook it. mas madali talaga siguro kung over low fire. umabot ako isang oras!

    1. try mo rin yung recipe next time, mas madali and no sweat. post mo sis para makita ko colors. i'll do it again pag marami na ko food color. hehe!

  2. this is a great recipe, the dough looks perfect. I also make homemade doughs for my kids but their non-cook. Will try this one too. Thanks :)

  3. At this time and age, dapat practical na talaga. I used to play with play dough and I really hated it when I accidentally mix my colors since they won't separate again. E new tubs are expensive talaga. This is a great idea. =)


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