No Bake Play Dough

No Bake Play Dough

This No Bake Play Dough is so easy and quick to make.
We just received a huge bucket of cutters and molds from my mother in law on the weekend. We picked up a few small Play Doh containsers at Walmart for $1 each and that was great. But it got me thinking about how I used to make play dough all the time for our older son.

Then yesterday at a Playgroup we attend, Natalie had made Play Dough for the kids and it made me think about making some again.

I remember trying all kinds of recipes about 10 years ago. This one is one of my favourites.  It’s simple, easy and fast!


  • 2 1/2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • Food colouring
  1. In a large glass or metal bowl, mix Dry ingredients together.
  2. Add Oil and water, stir to blend.
  3. I then divide the dough and add colouring to each amount. I divided the batch pictured into 3. You could easily do 4 colours, I was just low on colour choices 🙂
  4. I use a stand mixer to do mine, it ensures even colour, but you can kneed this by hand an get great colours as well (but you may have stained hands).

Store in airtight container or zipper bag.


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