Perfect Homemade Play-Dough

Perfect Homemade Play-Dough
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I love any holiday, it gives me inspiration and something to look forward to. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, I have been getting pretty crafty at home. I’m LOVING how much Jude is participating this year. So far we’ve made garlands, cookies, AND my favorite play-dough Recipe. I’ll be sharing a few of the crafty things we have going on through the next few weeks. I hope you get your craft on with me!

I have been a Pre-School teacher for the past 10 years. Trying many many many play-dough recipes along the way. A few years ago I had started working at a new school and the teacher I was teaching with told me she had the best play-dough recipe. I had heard this a million times. all pre-school teachers have “THE BEST” recipe. But this teacher was right she really DID have the best play-dough recipe! SO now I really do have “THE BEST recipe and now you can too. I did change the original recipe a bit swapping the vegetable oil for coconut oil and it’s just as lovely! So I thank Ms. Davis for changing my play-dough game. Enjoy my

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Homemade Play-Dough

This playdough recipe is THE BEST. Believe me, you won't find another as smooth, OR that lasts as long. Happy paly-dough-ing!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • large pot
  • rubber gloves
  • bowl for storage


  • 4 cups water
  • food coloring
  • 4 tbs coconut oil -melted I have used many different kinds. I stay away from vegetable oils such as canola for health reasons.
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup cream of tartar
  • essential oils


  • Add water to a large pot. Before turning on the heat add food coloring and oil.
  • In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients(flour, salt, cream of tartar). Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the pot of water. Mix extremely well NO CHUNKS! 
  • Place pot on the stovetop with the burner set to medium-high heat. Stir continually until glossy is gone only a tiny sticky. 
  • Immediatly dump onto a work surface add essential oils if you like (a little goes a long way) and knead. You will want rubber gloves to do this right away OR you will have to wait for the dough to cool down.
Keyword crafts, play-dough, playdough

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