The One where Play-doh is Made

Having toddlers comes with its own set of standards and rules.

  • Rising with the sun is normal, even exciting.
  • Needing to do everything for themselves is far more enjoyable.
  • Normal attire is a bathing suit over leggings.


Its chaotic and monotonous, crazy and lively, frustrating and exhausting. Sometimes it just needs to be more FUN! After all, these little people are just exploring this huge, new world they call home.

Today was one of those days of FUN for us. We made homemade Play-doh!! It was surprisingly easy and added a little spice to our morning. The kids loved picking out the colors for their play-doh and I enjoyed that therapeutic release that always comes with creating something by hand.

So, let’s get our hands dirty and that play-doh cooking!


Homemade Play-doh


  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Salt
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 TBSP vegetable oil (I used Coconut Oil)
  • Food coloring (I used 5-6 drops)
  • 5-6 drops of your favorite essential oil (optional)
  • 4 Quart size Ziploc bags



  • Whisk Flour, Salt and Cream of Tartar in a small/medium pot.
  • Turn burner on medium/low heat.
  • Add in Water, Oil and Food Coloring.
  • Stir constantly until the ingredients become thick and a solid ball begins to form.
  • Once ball is formed, remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Add essential oils and knead until thoroughly combined.
  • Store play-doh in a Ziploc bag for future use.


The essential oils are totally optional. However, if you want to learn more click here to read about the only brand of essential oils I use.



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