Do you want to make your own homemade playdough using what already exists in your kitchen? STICK AROUND FOR THE RECIPE!

If you never knew what playdough is made out of, this is your opportunity to learn both the what and how.

You do not want to go out and spend $17 at bulk on buying the cream of tartar just to make playdough when you can use an alternative that’s right in your kitchen, do you? Correct, I don’t want to go through that either. I decided to come up with a cheaper alternative.

Our family makes play dough together all the time. Today, I wished to offer you some speedy and effortless homemade playdough recipes to make with yours.

Are you ready to make whatever color you want with an enjoyable odor?

Here is the recipe that you have been waiting for.


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice or vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Food coloring (preferably)
  • Any seasonings or scents you would like to have in your dough.


You should watch out from artificial coloring. Studies have proved that it results severe allergic reactions.


  • Pour water, oil, and lemon in a non-stick pot and set it to medium heat on the stove.
  • Add food coloring, and/or your liquid scents to the pot.
  • Mix flour, salt, and dry seasonings (if you are using any) in a bowl.
  • When the water is hot, before it starts boiling, add the mix of the dry ingredients you made earlier to the pot. Keep mixing.
  • The water will slowly boil in the mixture, so you are likely to notice that the mix starts to take a sticky dough appearance.
  • Stir until you combine everything well and form a ball. Make sure you leave nothing sticking in the pot.
  • Let it cook until it isn’t sticky anymore.
  • Do not overcook the mix. If it is undercooked, it will form nicely after it cools down.
  • After it’s cooked, leave the dough cool down for a couple of minutes.
  • Knead the dough on a piece of wax paper.
  • Now it is ready for the children to knead and create!


Other notes and tips to bear in mind:

Stir well every now and then while adding color to make sure the color that you want is the one that you have.

Food coloring is the best option. It isn’t that hard to mix and match to make whatever color you want.

The gel colors are brighter and more vibrant. There are many different colors to choose from too.

If you can’t decide on only one color, divide it out to a few portions and each can get a different color.

It is easy to make playdough using everyday stuff that is available in your kitchen so you won’t waste time shopping and looking for your kid’s favorite and/or desired colors and scents.

Parents should make sure interactive games ought to be educational and entertaining at once.

Scented playdough can lure children to play, though it isn’t intended to be consumed, the dough is entirely non-toxic to us humans, just in case the kids can’t resist checking to see whether it tastes the same way it smells. You don’t need to worry about it in case of homemade playdough. However, it can dangerous to dogs due to their salt toxicity. If you have a puppy, stay alert.

Furniture can get a bit messy if you let the kids play everywhere. Use a plastic tablecloth on the ground and have them sit there while playing.

If the playdough you made stays unused for a while, it is likely to stay in good shape for months to come. So, feel free to store it away and fetch it back on any boring weekend.

Important tip for storing playdough!

  • Make sure you are storing the playdough the right way, so it does not dry out or get hard.


  • In a pinch, using ziplock bags and ensuring they are properly sealed will do the job.



Making playdough is among the most fun activities you can do with your children.

It can be very educational for them as well. When they are of a certain young age, it will help speed up their motor abilities and develop them in an entertaining way.

Go now prepare the ingredients that already exist in your kitchen and surprise your kids with a customized playdough in their favorite colors and scents.