Homemade Play DohUsing common kitchen ingredients, you can make your own version of Play Doh! Here's how:


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • food coloring (optional)
  • glitter (optional)


  1. In a saucepan, combine flour, salt, and cream of tartar.
  2. Combine the water and oil and slowly stir into the pan with the other ingredients.
  3. Continue stirring over medium heat, until a ball forms. Add color by stirring in several drops of food coloring.
  4. Remove from heat, and knead until smooth. If desired, knead in glitter as well.

This mock Play Doh keeps for 1 to 3 months in an air-tight container or sealed plastic bag.