This is a simple and easy recipe for homemade playdough without cream of tartar. It took me under 10 minutes to make this playdough.
This is my first time making playdough. I thought it would be difficult and may be expensive.
I actually never use cream of tartar so I did not want to buy it just to make playdough and then don’t know what to do with it.
So I decided to try out a recipe that does not require any cooking and cream of tartar.
Also, my toddler loves playdough and takes it with her everywhere she goes. But throws and lose them a lot.
Hence, homemade playdough is much cheaper than to keep but it from a store.
How to make:
Step 1: Place the flour and salt in a bowl
Step 2:In another bowl mix water and food coloring
Step 3: Mix the 2 bowls together and stir well, keep adding flour if it gets too sticky
Step 4: Add vegetable oil at the end and store it in a container.
Just a note this playdough recipe can last for few weeks. I actually store it in the fridge once the kids are done playing with it.
Note: This playdough recipe can be a little sticky if you don’t use enough salt.
For easier playdough that lasts longer follow the recipe below
Cream of tartar basically helps in preserving the playdough. However, this is not actually needed.
If you add enough salt on your playdough it should then last for a long time. Salt makes playdough more elastic and smoother as well.
The playdough you buy from the shops has the cream of tartar and also many other ingredients. For example, retrogradation inhibitor, lubricant, surfactant, fragrance, and color.
For longer last ting playdough you can try the easy playdough recipe below with cream of tartar.
Here are few substitutes for the cream of tartar in playdough you can try :
Here is a play dough recipe with cream of tarter:
This playdough recipe is made from flour and homemade ingredients. It is safe if your child accidentally bites a little.
But since it is uncooked flour I would still keep an eye when my child is playing with playdough to ensure they don’t eat it.
It is undoubted that playdough brings a lot of benefits.
I use play dough to teach my little one the different colors and shapes. And most importantly to develop her motor skills.
She loves just exploring the texture of the playdough and squeezing it.
Stick objects into the playdough and ask them to pick it up and stick it back in. I used cotton buds in this example. But you can use any other things like sticks, straws, etc.
Shape the playdough. If you have different cooking shapes like stars, circles, squares you can use it to make shapes with play dough.
You can also journal your play experience with your toddler. It makes nice memories for your child in the future,
If you have a creative little toddler that make characters with the play dough. You can add buttons to give it an eye for example. Or you can even create an ice cream play dough cone. Ask your little one to stack the playdough and place it on an ice cream cone.
Before you go, don’t forget to check out the growth-mindset kit aimed at raising children growing in a tech world.