Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe

Who doesn’t love playdough? Making playdough together is an activity in itself – your child will enjoy mixing and squishing to make the dough! Kids of all ages have fun getting involved to make it and it’s a great activity to do at home or at playgroup.

We always get requests to share our super easy playdough recipe so watch the video or continue below for our instructions.

Playgroup WA’s quick and easy playdough recipe: 


  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup table salt
  • Food colouring
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar


  1. In jug, stir boiling water and salt
  2. Add food colouring and oil
  3. In bowl, mix flour and cream of tartar
  4. Mix wet ingredients with dry in bowl
  5. Wait for mixture to cool slightly & knead
  6. Play!

The playdough will keep really well in an airtight container for months to enjoy!

Playdough through the ages

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