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How to Make Best Ever No Cook Playdough

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade playdough recipe, playdough recipe, no cook playdough recipe
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Author: Laureen King
This easy to make,  non toxic, no cook playdough can be customized with all of your favourite colours!
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  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 ¼ cups water
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • gel food colouring in a variety of colours


  • In large bowl combine flour, salt and cream of tartar.
  • In separate bowl combine water and oil together.
  • While constantly stirring add water/oil to the flour mix. When dough becomes too stiff to blend with a spoon its time to start using your hands.
  • Transfer dough to floured work surface and knead dough until all the flour is incorporated.
  • Add more flour if necessary, until dough is no longer sticky.
  • Separate dough into pieces. (how ever many different colours you want)
  • Add about ⅛ teaspoon of food colouring and knead into playdough. (Be sure to wear disposable gloves until food colouring is worked into the playdough).
  • Store playdough by wrapping tightly with plastic wrap and ziploc bags.