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  • Gina

The BEST Homemade Play Dough

So easy (and enriching!) to make together! You can also customize this recipe with color and scents.


  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 cup salt

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 5-10 drops food coloring (optional)

  • 5-8 drops essential oil (optional)

How To:

  1. Pour all ingredients (except essential oil, if using) into a pan.

  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.

  3. When it forms a ball, remove from pan.

  4. After it cools, knead well (add essential oils now, if using).

  5. Store in an airtight container for up to 6 months!

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