Homemade Playdough Recipe That Doesn’t Dry Up

When it comes to keeping kids entertained, few things beat the squishy, moldable fun of playdough. But if you’ve ever bought store-bought playdough, you know the frustration of finding it dried up and crumbly just a few days later. That’s why we’re sharing a fail-proof homemade playdough recipe that promises hours of play without the worry of it drying up.


  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Food coloring of your choice
  • 1 1/2 cups of boiling water


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and cream of tartar until well combined.
  2. Create a well in the center of the dry ingredients and pour in the vegetable oil and food coloring.
  3. Carefully pour the boiling water into the bowl and stir everything together with a wooden spoon until a dough starts to form.
  4. Once the dough is cool enough to handle, transfer it to a clean surface and knead it for a few minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  5. Your homemade playdough is now ready for action! Let your kids’ imaginations run wild as they mold, shape, and sculpt to their heart’s content.