Make your own playdough at home

Two easy recipes for indoor fun

Make your own playdough with kids in new yorks hudson valley

Looking for a way to entertain the kids for hours while stuck indoors? Here is an easy recipe for making your own home-made playdough. (Cook on the stove version). 

What you'll need:

. 2 cups of water
. 2 cups of flour
. 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
. 1 cup of salt
. 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
. a pan
. a wooden spoon
. food coloring (optional)


1) Combine the ingredients into the pan.

2) Stir the ingredients over low heat until your playdough clumps.  Remove from heat.

3) Separate the playdough into balls.  Poke a hole in each one and add the desired food coloring for each.  Knead the color in the dough.

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Here's a recipe that will make a bigger batch.
This recipe can also be made in a mixer or by hand.

What you'll need:

. 7-8 cups all-purpose or bread flour
. 3 cups salt
. 3 tablespoons cream of tartar
. 1/4 cup vegetable oil
. 4 cups hot water
. food coloring


1) Mix seven cups of flour together with the salt and cream of tartar in the mixer bowl.

2) Add the oil and water and knead with a dough hook for five to six minutes. If kneading by hand, knead for eight to ten minutes.

3) Add more flour to get a soft, workable dough.

4) Store the dough in a sealed container to keep it from becoming dry.
If it becomes too dry, place it back in the mixer bowl and knead in a drop of water.

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