How to make Playdough


  • 500ml Water
  • Dash of Food Colouring
  • 60ml Vegetable or Canola Oil
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Cups Plain Flour
  • If you’re feeling particularly risky you can also add a pinch of Glitter


  • Measuring Cups
  • Tablespoon
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Microwavable Container
  • Microwave
  • Bench/ Table
  • Air Tight Container


  • Add the Food Colouring to the Water
  • Mix all of the ingredients well in a bowl and put them into a microwave safe container
  • Heat in the microwave at 50% power for 3 minutes
  • Stir the mixture and then heat for another 2 minutes
  • The consistency should now be a fairly gluey lump- if it looks like this then carefully take it out of the container and put it on to a floured surface to cool
  • Once cooled, kneed the dough until it is smooth and keep it in an air tight container when not in use
  • Have fun creating with it!

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