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.

Watch our Easy Handmade Playdough Video
Playdough Youtbue Clip
Playgroup WA’s quick and easy playdough recipe: 


  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • Food colour if required (but definitely recommended!)

1. Combine ingredients (except water) in a bowl
2. Pour the boiling water (this should be done by an adult) and stir
3.The mixture may be quite hot so wait for it to cool slightly then knead lightly on table top

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

Little things…using coconut oil can be a nice alternative, it smells great and the dough lasts a little longer.