No cook playdough recipe

How to make no cook playdough

Save money and wow the kids by making your own playdough at home.

This is so simple to make and the best part is there is no cooking required. Just mix all the ingredients together and in five minutes you have perfect playdough. You will never need to buy it from the store again.


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 tbs of cream of tartar
  • 1 tbs of oil
  • Food colouring
  • 1 cup of boiling water
How to make playdough
How to make playdough Photo:

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Mix all ingredients except the boiling water together into a large mixing bowl.

Add the boiling water and mix well (note, the food colouring will mix in better if added to the boiling water). Please take care when using boiling water around children.

Stir well until the mixture is well combined.

Roll it out on a flat surface and you are ready for some playdough FUN!


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TIP: The playdough will last quite a few days if it is stored in an air tight container or plastic wrap too.

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