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Safe Playdoh Recipe

Homemade Playdough Recipe – All Natural Ingredients

  • Author: A Little Insanity - Erika
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Cups 1x
  • Category: How To Make
  • Cuisine: DIY


This Homemade Playdough Recipe is made with All Natural Ingredients.  It’s Easy, Safe & Fun for Kids of all ages!



Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Cream of Tartar

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 Tablespoons Oil (Canola, Vegetable, Refined Coconut)
  • 2 Cups Water

Add Last Ingredients:

  • 40 drops Food Coloring (10 drops of each color)


  1. Combine all ingredients (except food coloring) into a non-stick sauce pan and mix well.
  2. Heat on Medium until mixture thickens and begins to stick to sides of pan.  Be sure to continuously stir the mixture as it cooks.
  3. Continue stirring until it is no longer sticky and forms a firm ball in the center of the pan. (approximately 2-3 minute from start to finish)
  4. Remove mixture from heat and let cool until it is just warm to the touch.
  5. Knead and divide into 4 balls.  Push your finger into the center of the ball to make a well for the food coloring.
  6. Add 10 drops of food coloring to each ball  in order to make the four colors (or combinations of whatever colors you want).
  7. Knead well and let cool before giving to child to play.
  8. Store in a Ziplock bag for up to 2 weeks (keeps much longer in the refrigerator).


  • If mixture is too dry, add a little oil and/or water… OR, if mixture is too wet, add a little flour – until the consistency is ‘playdough-like’
  • To preserve you or your child’s creations, you can bake it for 1/2 to 1 hour at 300 degrees until thoroughly dry.  If you have a dehydrator, you can also follow the manufacturers instructions to dry your pieces.


  • Serving Size: 1 Bite
  • Calories: 10