I’ve made a lot of of play dough for my daughter and for our kids church and the children always loved it. I always make the cream of tartar recipe with varying proportions of the ingredients, depending on what website I opened. So far this seems to be the best one I’ve ever tried:  play dough recipe

With the dough cooked, Ate Allyra was now ready to help me color the play dough

Here’s the recipe:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 tbsp oil (cooking oil will work but baby oil will make it smell really nice)
2 tsp cream of tartar
1/4 cup iodized salt (too much salt dries the dough)
Food coloring

Mix everything in a pan using a wooden spoon. Using medium heat, keep in mixing while cooking until you can harldly move the spoon. Put the dough on a table and use a rolling pin to mix everything together while still hot. Continue kneading and add food coloring and glitters if you want.

If you’re only making a single color, you may add the food color before it is cooked. Otherwise, adding it later and mixing different ones to make new colors is also a fun activity and one we prefer to do.

This will be a great tool for reviewing our days of creation lesson. Will post pics soon. 🙂


Even the little one wants to play with the dough. Good thing this is entirely made up of food ingredients. If he tries to eat it (and he did!), he’s gonna spit it out co’z it’s too salty! 🙂




    1. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂 Just make sure you keep it in an airtight container. We usually use ziploc bags for this. If it dries up a bit (which happens when the kids leave their creations out for too long) you can try adding half a tsp of water and a few drops of oil then kneading it again. Have fun!

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