Easy playdough recipe with cream of tartar 

My girls and I love a good homemade playdough recipe. It’s fun, engaging and so versatile. 

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I enjoy watching them use their imagination to create the coolest play ideas. It’s just one of those play items we use all year round and we love it!


In the holidays, it’s fun to add a drop or two of peppermint oil in our playdough. I also love adding neon colored playdough in the summertime. 


Playdough is also great in a kit. This one from Ikea is perfect for storing in with other fun manipulatives to go along with it. And, it’s also fun for a birthday party! 


There are so many ways you can go about making, using, and playing with playdough, the possibilities are endless! 

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I have a couple fun playdough recipes I’ll add here as I move forward and add more. But for now here is a fun easy slime recipe for kids we just tried not to long ago and it was EPIC!! Check it out here

Here is an awesome play doh recipe we made using coconut oil. If you do not have coconut oil, that’s okay! You may substitute it for vegetable oil or olive oil.


Play Doh Recipe Cream of Tartar



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To make this cream of tartar playdough, add your dry ingredients into a bowl and mix. 

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Then, add your dye, oil and water into the mix.

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Combine all the ingredients together. Use your hands to knead it all together. 

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No need for extra flour, your all set! It’s ready for play. 


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What to make with play doh 

Whenever I make play doh for my girls, I love to set out different manipulatives. I recently made a video of them playing with beads and playdough. 


They match the beads by color. This is great because my 3 year old is playing and learning at the exact same time. I’ll include that post once I have it up on my blog here. 


There are many different ways you can go about using with play doh. One idea is to use some of your child’s favorite toys in conjunction with the playdoh! 

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You can try adding an educational approach to it as we did with the beads. Their toys may be different colors, so you can practice learning the different colors or learning how to count. 


Create a fairy garden by adding toy fairies and using green playdough as the grassy fields. You can make brown playdough which can turn into dirt as their toy dinosaurs run through it.


Pretty neat, right? There are so many different ways you can go about making playdoh fun and exciting! 


What other ways can you think of or maybe you have tried with play doh? Please let me know. I am always open to hearing your thoughts and suggestions so we can try it out as well!

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Will you give this Easy Playdough Recipe with Cream of Tartar a try?

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