How to make playdough with flour in an easy and entertaining way

How to make playdough with flour

How to make playdough with flour In an entertaining way

How to make playdough with flour? This recipe for homemade playdough is easy to make, all-natural, and perfect for kids. They have almost as much fun making the DIY playdough as they do playing with it!

An All-Natural Play Dough Recipe

My relatives enjoy giving my daughters playdough for their birthdays and Christmas. It always brings joy to my daughters. It doesn't bother me either. My kids get to be creative in their play by using their hands, which I think is a positive thing.

The issue with store-bought playdough is that it is costly, and it never seems to stay long in our family. The delicate yellow contrasts with the vivid pink. The blue and orange clash, resulting in a jumble. We're left with seven cans of murky dark playdough before we realize it.

My kids constantly dump a bunch of it on the floor, as if the murky brownness wasn't enough. Half of it has dried out by the time they've finished playing and are ready to put it away.

If you want to watch the video: How to Make Playdough With Flour and Water and Salt

Homemade Playdough on a Budget

As a result, I don't buy it very often. Furthermore, I rarely spend money on items that I know would not last long. Sure, store-bought playdough comes with cool playsets and vibrant colors, but I just can't bring myself to buy it when I know I can make a simple playdough recipe.

A search for a homemade playdough recipe turns up a slew of options. However, many of them demand for components that I rarely have on hand, so I go for the simplest option. What I use is probably a salt dough recipe, but with a little extra flour, it softens up and becomes fun to play with for hours. In a zip-top bag or an airtight container, it will last for months.

The following are some of the reasons why this is the best playdough recipe:

  • It is low-cost.
  • When properly preserved, it can last for months.
  • Colors and other parameters can be customized.
  • It has a wonderful texture.
  • Your child's preschool instructor will love this project.
  • It's a fun craft that will keep your kids occupied as they learn!

Ingredient playdough with flour

  • 1 cup flour (all-purpose)
  • 14 cup of salt
  • 1 tbsp. tartar sauce (optional).
  • 12 cup warm or hot water (no boiling water required).
  • 5 drops food coloring (natural) (or gel food coloring).


Combine the flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a mixing bowl.

Combine 12 cup warm water and a few drops of food coloring in a mixing bowl.

Slowly pour the water into the flour mixture while constantly stirring. Stir until everything is well blended, then knead with your hands until the flour is entirely absorbed and you have the desired consistency. If the dough is too sticky, add flour until it is no longer sticky.

Set aside on a pan or a sheet of wax paper and repeat for as many colors as you wish to make.

Notes For You 

When you mix the food coloring with the water before adding it to the dry ingredients, you can stir them together without staining your hands.

Essential oils are sometimes used in handmade playdough. We chose not to, but if you want to add aromas to your play dough (such as lavender or peppermint), go ahead and do so.

How to make playdough in another way

A recipe for homemade playdough. This is a really quick and easy playdough recipe that doesn't require any cream of tartar or cooking. The following are the detailed instructions:

You'll need the following items:

  • 1 c. ice-cold water.
  • 1 pound of salt.
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil.
  • 3 quarts flour.
  • cornflour, 2 tbsp.
  • colorant for food.

What is the best way to make playdough?

1. Gather all of your components in one place.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients and gradually add the water. Mix until a good dough develops.

3. It should now be simple to pick up and shape; if it is too sticky, add more flour, and if it is too dry, add more water. Knead it thoroughly with your hands to ensure that all of the food coloring is evenly distributed.

4. Now it's time to have some fun! When you're done playing with your playdough, store it in an airtight container.

You may color your playdough with any food coloring, but you can also add glitter to make it sparkle, a drop or two of essential oils to make it smell nice, and lavender or grains of rice for texture. Experiment with different additions and have fun. At school fairs, playdough is also a big hit. Make a big batch and portion out servings into cellophane bags tied with a gorgeous ribbon for a nice stall item.

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