DIY Tutorials: Play Dough!

Today we’ve got two tutorials for making a childhood favorite… play dough! These recipes are simple and would be great to do with little ones. Make up some play dough in your child’s birthday party theme colors and store in little glass jars (maybe old baby food jars) to give away as party favors!

Play Dough Recipe # 1

This recipe (and photo) comes from a great blog called adelynSTONE, written by Kristan Lynn. She has created a beautifully detailed tutorial complete with pictures to guide you and your little one in making play dough!


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp cream of tarter
  • Food coloring (kool-aid packets or food coloring work well)
  • Sparkles
  • Sauce pan and wooden spoon


Click here to go to Kristan Lynn’s step by step tutorial!

Play Dough Recipe # 2 

This recipe comes from the blog Musings From A Stay At Home Mom! The ingredients are the same, but the proportions are a little different (there is more salt in this one).


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • food coloring


Click here to see the step by step tutorial.


What colors would you and your child make your play dough?

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