World's Best Play Dough Recipe

November 04, 2013

For soft, smooth, luscious play-dough you simply have to try this simple no-cook recipe.

A single batch of play-dough creates so many hours of entertainment, and is ridiculously simple to make.  We wheeled our little girl into the kitchen for the very important job of holding the bowl and adding the glitter!

In just minutes you will have made your very own ball of gorgeous play-dough.

I feel rather chuffed with myself when something this awesome comes together with very little effort.  And it works every time.  Like magic.

2 cups flour
1/2 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
1 1/2 cups of boiling water

Mix the dry ingredients together with the oil, then add boiling water.
Stir until combined - it will be quite sticky.  You can add food colouring and glitter at this point.
Let it cool, then knead on the bench for a few minutes until it reaches a great consistency with no stickiness.  Add a touch more flour if needed to get it perfect.
Original recipe here.

So there you have it, my entertainment life-saver.
Do you have a good play-dough recipe you use?



  1. Soft and squishy, and glittery! Just the way it should be! thanks for sharing x

  2. I tried to comment on my phone, it didn't work obviously! Would you believe I have never made play dough? Am I bad? It looks good enough to eat.


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