7 of the Best Homemade Playdough Recipes for Play Time ...


Did you have any idea there were actual playdough recipes?

Who doesn’t love playdough?

I’m going to be honest and say as far as the playdough you buy in the store, I don’t!

Call me weird, but the smell really makes me a little queasy.

It always has for some reason.

After receiving homemade playdough from a friend of mine for my son, I knew we’d found playdough we could actually have in the house!

Take your pick of one of these great playdough recipes.

1. Soft and Silky?

Here’s one of the first and probably easiest playdough recipes you’ll find.

On a blog called KidsActivities, they have created playdough with two simple incredients: cornstarch and hair conditioner...

Use 1-1/4 cup hair conditioner and 2 cups of corn starch (maybe add 1 more heaping tablespoon).

Knead them together until they are all mixed up and the consistency of dough.

For colored dough, simply add food coloring.

2. Super Great Color

Some recipes do call for cooking the ingredients for playdough.

This one from Domestic Superhero’s blog does have to be cooked, but promises extra bright colors.


1 cup flour

1 cup water

2 tsp.

cream of tarter

1/3 cup salt

1 tbsp vegetable oil

food coloring

**The above will make you a large ball of playdough.

I usually make it repeatedly for however many colors I want (so if you want 6 big balls, know that you will need 6 times the ingredients listed above, but you need to make them separately).

Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a medium saucepan.

Cook over low/medium heat, stirring.

Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring.

Continue stirring until the mixture is much thicker and begins to gather around the spoon.

Once the dough is not wet, remove and put onto wax paper or a plate to cool.

After cooling (30 minutes) knead playdough for a few seconds.

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