Playdough Recipes

Playdough–stovetop (alum)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon powdered alum (available in the grocery store spice aisle)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • liquid food coloring, clinic if desired

Mix all dry ingredients in a medium pot. Add oil, medicine water and food coloring. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and let rest until cool enough to knead until smooth. Store in airtight container.

Playdough-no cook

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp. oil

Mix all ingredients well with a spoon and knead to finish. Store in an airtight container.

Bakeable Salt Dough

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 to 1 ½ cups cold water
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil

Mix all ingredients well until dough forms a soft ball, then knead well. Line a baking tray with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Roll or shape dough with fingers, cookie cutters, or other tools. If you need a hole for hanging, use a straw to poke a hole in flat objects or use a toothpick to create a hole. Bake in the oven at 300 degrees for twenty minutes or until hard. Once dry, paint objects or color with markers. Use mod podge or spray gloss to add shine.


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