Playdough Recipe: The Best No-Cook Playdough Recipe

If you’re up for an easy, quick playdough recipe, this one is perfect for you!

On the plus side, a no-cook recipe for playdough makes children’s participation easier and less risky.

Your playdough will be left consistent and stretchy, and when stored right it can last for about 6 months!

The only downside is that this playdough recipe requires to add food coloring after you’ve kneaded the playdough to consistency, so it can become a little messy.

But I’ve found a workaround…

… After my first attempt which made my fingers blue! (Hence, the blue fingers in the video!)

This playdough recipe is perfect for older toddlers and preschoolers since it’s low risk (no cooking, remember!) and lots of fun.

Preparing the Space for the Playdough Recipe

Before you begin, consider covering the surface you’ll be working on with a large paper sheet, and have some saran wrap at hand as well.

Pour the ingredients into measurement cups before involving the kids in the process

Finally, have some empty containers with their lids ready and clean before you begin making this playdough.

How to Store Your Playdough

When the playdough is ready, you can wrap it in saran wrap and store it in a closed container.

Any contact with air will dry the playdough, and, though you can soften it with oil, it won’t be the same.

Materials

Besides the ingredients, you’ll need this materials to get everything ready and settled!

Measuring cups for the ingredients.

A clean, flat surface to knead the playdough.

A spoon to mix ingredients.

Saran wrap for storage and a no-mess solution to kneading and mixing the food coloring.

Empty containers with lid for storage.

Easy No-Cook Playdough Recipe

Yields1 ServingDifficultyBeginnerTotal Time5 mins

 1 cup All Purpose Flour
 1 cup Warm water
 1 tsp Vegetable oil
 1 tsp Cream of Tartat
 ¼ cup Salt
 3 drops Food Coloring (Optional)
 Glittler (optional)

1

Add one cup of all-purpose flour to a bowl.

Playdough recipe step 1: Add one cup of all purpose flour

2

Add the salt as well.

Easy recipe for play dough step 2: Add 1/4 cup of salt

3

Mix until it's homogeneous

Easy Playdough step 3: Mix

4

Add one teaspoon of vegetable oil to the mix. The oil will keep your homemade playdough moist and prevent it from drying.

5

Add one teaspoon of cream of tartar. If you don't have any available you can substitute it for baking powder. The cream of tartar will be the glutinous element that holds everything together!

Homemade Play dough Step 5: Add cream of tartar

6

Mix everything with a small spoon until it's homogeneous. It's very important to mix before adding water because it guarantees that the mix will be equally distributed in the play dough.

Diy Playdough step 6: Mix it all

7

Add 1/4 to one cup of water to the mix. Do it gradually while you stir to make sure you get a playdough consistency,

Step 7: Add Water

8

Knead until you have a playdough consistency! If it's too sticky, add more flour. If it's too dry, add more water!

Play dough recipe step 8: Knead

9

Separate the playdough into smaller balls for coloring. Each ball should correspond to one color! Poke a hole in the middle of each playdough to add the coloring.

Step 9: Separate for coloring

10

Add the food coloring (and the glitter!) in each of the holes!

Step 10: Add cpoloring

11

Wrap in saran wrap and mix the coloring while wrapped! This way you won't get your hands dirty!

Step 11: Blend with color

12

Your homemade play dough is ready!

homemade playdough recipe

Ingredients

 1 cup All Purpose Flour
 1 cup Warm water
 1 tsp Vegetable oil
 1 tsp Cream of Tartat
 ¼ cup Salt
 3 drops Food Coloring (Optional)
 Glittler (optional)

Directions

1

Add one cup of all-purpose flour to a bowl.

Playdough recipe step 1: Add one cup of all purpose flour

2

Add the salt as well.

Easy recipe for play dough step 2: Add 1/4 cup of salt

3

Mix until it's homogeneous

Easy Playdough step 3: Mix

4

Add one teaspoon of vegetable oil to the mix. The oil will keep your homemade playdough moist and prevent it from drying.

5

Add one teaspoon of cream of tartar. If you don't have any available you can substitute it for baking powder. The cream of tartar will be the glutinous element that holds everything together!

Homemade Play dough Step 5: Add cream of tartar

6

Mix everything with a small spoon until it's homogeneous. It's very important to mix before adding water because it guarantees that the mix will be equally distributed in the play dough.

Diy Playdough step 6: Mix it all

7

Add 1/4 to one cup of water to the mix. Do it gradually while you stir to make sure you get a playdough consistency,

Step 7: Add Water

8

Knead until you have a playdough consistency! If it's too sticky, add more flour. If it's too dry, add more water!

Play dough recipe step 8: Knead

9

Separate the playdough into smaller balls for coloring. Each ball should correspond to one color! Poke a hole in the middle of each playdough to add the coloring.

Step 9: Separate for coloring

10

Add the food coloring (and the glitter!) in each of the holes!

Step 10: Add cpoloring

11

Wrap in saran wrap and mix the coloring while wrapped! This way you won't get your hands dirty!

Step 11: Blend with color

12

Your homemade play dough is ready!

homemade playdough recipe

Easy No Cook Playdough Recipe

That’s a Wrap

That’s it, it’s a fun project that will keep your kids entertained during a rainy day, and develop fine motor skills by both preparing the playdough recipe and playing with the playdough.

Looking for more things to do? Check out how to make toilet roll bunnies by clicking here!

Easy playdough recipe for kids! You won't need to cook, and there's a huge no-mess solution for mixing the play dough with the food coloring! Get the most of this indoor activity that will also help your children develop fine motor skills!

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