Most playdough recipes are cooked, and here is one example. There are playdough recipes that you don’t have to cook also, like our No cook playdough recipe, you should try several of our playdough recipes in order to find your favorite.
Cooked Playdough Recipe
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 2 tbsp. of cooking oil
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 2 cups of water
- 1 cup of salt
- food coloring
- Add the food coloring to the water.
- Place all of the ingredients in a medium size or large pan.
- Cook slowly on medium to high heat and stir until the playdough thickens.
- Done, very simple!
Keep the finished playdough in the fridge in a plastic container, that way it lasts longer. This playdough recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make and is super simple.
Extended directions for Cooked Playdough Recipe
Yes, you have to cook this playdough, but it’s really very simple and if I can manage it, so can you!
We begin with collecting the needed ingredients. We have the flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, oil and food coloring. I’ve actually mixed the water, food coloring and oil already.
Mix all the ingredients together in a pan. It will hopefully look something like this.
Start heating the mixture on medium heat, while stiring. After 2-3 minutes the texture will start to change and it’s getting more firm. From this point we will have the finished homemade playdough in about 2 minutes.
When it looks like this, it’s all done. You can remove it from the pan. Remember that the playdough is still hot, so don’t burn your hands.
If your playdough is really lumpy and dry at this stage, add a bit more water. If it’s too wet, try boiling it a bit more or add more flour/salt.
My finished playdough looked like this. You can add more or less food coloring or maybe a different color, your choice. Good luck with this playdough recipe!