Perfect Playdough

I volunteered to make playdough for my son’s Kindergarten class, and I was super surprised at the results of this recipe!  I have seen, but never made, homemade playdough before and I always thought it looked too sticky or too grainy. This recipe is neither of those things…it truly is perfect playdough!  I did the microwave method and I only cooked it for 2 minutes.  I stirred it every 30 seconds. I also used liquid food colouring, but next time I think I will try the Kool Aid.



1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp Cream of tartar
Kool aid

Microwave Method:
Mix dry ingredients together.  Add the food coloring or Kool aid to the water and then add the oil.  Mix dry and wet together and microwave on high for 1 minute or more, stir and microwave longer if necessary. Let cool, then seal in an airtight container.
Teacher’s note: I microwave for three minutes all together.  Remember, microwaves vary in strength.  The playdough becomes somewhat translucent when ready.

Traditional Method:
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until it forms a ball.  Remove and knead a few times.  Let cool, then seal in an airtight container.

Will last approx. 1 month, depending on amount and time. 

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