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Homemade Playdough from Farmwife Feeds is an easy, fun and inexpensive treat for kids. #playdough #craft #homemade #inexpensivecraft

Homemade Playdough

A super easy, fun, inexpensive activity that will keep kids busy for hours!


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring


  • In a medium size pan add the flour, salt and cream of tartar and give a quick stir to mix together
  • Add the water and oil to the sauce pan and stir continuously while on low to medium heat until the ingredients start to pull together
  • Once the liquid is gone and the dough pulls together into a ball remove from the heat
  • Remove the dough from the pan and place on a cutting board or piece of wax paper - allow to sit just until cool enough to work with.
  • Divide the dough to color - I divided mine into four equal parts - color as you want - simply add drops of food color and work into the dough until desired color and shade are reached


  • Store in airtight containers and should stay fresh for several weeks.
  • I used Wilton coloring because that's what I had on hand, use whatever you like to color the playdough!