Make Homemade Play Dough with Everyday Ingredients
Edited by Colette Cole, Amanda, Eng, Jen M
Hi, and welcome to VisiHow. This is Colette. Welcome to my kitchen. Today, I'm going to show you a very quick play dough recipe using everyday ingredients in your kitchen. You'll know exactly what's going into it, just in case your little one decides to ingest it. It's just a few basic ingredients, so stick with me and I'll show you how to do it.
Gather the ingredients.
Don't forget to start boiling water! We will need about a cup and a half, so boil a bit more than that.
Pour two cups of flour into a big mixing bowl.
Measure and add two tablespoons of cream of tartar.
This is found in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.
Stir all the dry ingredients together.
Add two tablespoons of oil.
We prefer olive oil. That way, we don't have to use glycerin to keep it smooth. Olive oil does an excellent job at keeping it smooth. After this is added, we can turn our attention to the boiling water.
Measure out one and a half cups of boiled water.
Add a few drops of food coloring to it. Use whatever color you want for the batch of play dough. Put it directly into the water so that it mixes in evenly. This way, we won't have any dark spots, and the color will look uniform.
Pour the colored water into the mixing bowl while it's still hot.
Start to stir it in.
Be mindful that it is going to be hot when we're stirring it at first. Use a spoon or a spatula, gathering up as much of the dry ingredients as possible.
When it has cooled a bit, start kneading the dough.
We usually start kneading it right in the bowl so that we can get as much of the dry ingredients as we can before transferring it to another surface, like a table or counter. Knead like we would any other dough.
Once we're confident that we've picked up most of the dry ingredients, and we won't lose them, transfer the dough to a firm surface.
Start to mold it and knead it by hand.
At this stage, because it's still warm, it kind of feels nice. If we had any problems with rheumatism or anything, this would be a great way to relieve some of that pain. Keep kneading until it cools down enough to be transferred into a container.
Transfer it to a container.
One thing that our family finds is that homemade play dough is a lot nicer to work with. It's nice and soft and easy to work with for little kids. They find it much better than the store-bought stuff. It will last up to six months if we keep it properly stored.
Our batch of play dough is ready for our little fellows to play with in the morning. Thanks for watching VisiHow! If you have any questions or comments about this video, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.
Video: Make Homemade Play Dough with Everyday Ingredients
Recent edits by: Eng, Amanda, Colette Cole