Crafty Creations: Super-easy Playdough Recipe to Spark Kids' Imagination

Playdough is a fantastic activity that sparks creativity and keeps kids entertained. But safety should always come first! That's why we're sharing a super-easy recipe for making safe and vibrant coloured playdough. Get ready for endless hours of squishy fun!


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of water
  • Gel food colouring


  1. Grab a medium-sized pot and mix the flour, salt, and cream of tartar together.
  2. Add the vegetable oil and water to the pot, giving it a good stir until the mixture becomes smooth.
  3. Time to heat things up! Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly until it forms a ball-like consistency.
  4. Remove the pot from the heat and let the dough cool for a few minutes.
  5. Divide the dough into several portions, depending on how many colours you want to create.
  6. Now comes the fun part! Add a few drops of gel food colouring to each portion of dough and knead it until the colour spreads evenly.
  7. Don't forget to store your newly created playdough in an airtight container to keep it fresh and ready for playtime!

Tips for Extra Fun:

  • Opt for gel food colouring instead of liquid food colouring for brighter and more vibrant hues.
  • If you want to make multiple colours, divide the dough into portions before adding the food colouring.
  • Make mixing a breeze by using a food processor to blend the gel food colouring into the dough.
  • For families with nut allergies, feel free to substitute almond oil with another type of oil.

With this simple recipe, you'll have a rainbow of options to stimulate your child's imagination. Get ready for endless playdates and creative masterpieces.

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