I make play dough with my mom all the time, its really easy to make and loads of fun to play with. This picture tutorial will show you how to make homemade play dough (play doh) without cream of tarter. Cream of tarter just makes the play dough a bit more stretchy so if you have some feel free to add 2 tablespoons to the mix but if you don’t have it don’t worry, the play dough will turn out just fine without it.
How to make play dough.
You will need:
1 cups plain flour
1/2 cup of salt
1 tablespoons of cooking oil
1 cups of boiling water
NOTE: If you want you can add peppermint oil to make it smell nice or you can even add glitter to the mx to make it sparkle
Put all the ingredients in a bowl
Add the boiling water (You may want to get a grown up to help you with this part)
Stir all the ingredients with a spoon. Because the water is hot i always wear thick rubber gloves when i do this bit.
Keep string until the mixture is thick and hard to stir and looks something like this
Then take the mixture out of the bowl and kneed with your hands keep kneading it until all the colour is mixed and even. I keep my gloves on for this part to as the dough will still be hot
Once it has cooled down you will be able to handle it without gloves. Keep kneading it until it begins to look and feel like play dough.
Thats it. When you’ve finished you should have a nice big ball of play dough
Then all you need to do is play……
Here is what me and my brother made:
By Mya Lecia