Mommy Monday – Perfect Homemade Play Dough


My daughter loves to play with play dough, but I cannot stand that disgusting Play-Doh smell! I recently came across a recipe, tweaked it a little bit to my liking, and out came the perfect play-dough! It is super simple to make – I already had everything I needed in my pantry. The best part is, you can make it whatever color you want (we made pink, of course) and it doesn’t have that horrible smell! Also, I feel like this play dough is softer and easier to work with.

Here is what you will need:

1 cup water
1 cup flour
1/3 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Food coloring

Add your food coloring in with your water, and put it in the microwave for about 3 minutes, or until it’s boiling.

While that is boiling, mix together all of the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. After the water is done boiling, add that in and stir it until it forms into play dough!

Let it cool for about 20 minutes before you start playing with it. If it is warm, it will stick to your fingers.

My daughter was SO excited about this and loves it.


I hope your kids like it too!

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