Most playdough recipes include cream of tartar. In case you don’t have cream of tartar, feel free to check out our non-cream of tartar playdough recipe, it’s really good too. You probably haven’t found a playdough recipe that isn’t on our site, we probably have them all.
Cream of Tartar Playdough Recipe
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 2 cups of colored water (food coloring)
- 1 tbsp. of cooking oil
- 1 tsp. cream of tartar
- 1 cup of salt
- Place all of the ingredients in a medium size or large pan.
- Cook slowly on medium-high and stir it until the playdough thickens.
- Thought there would be more steps? Nope, we keep it simple.
Keep the finished playdough in a plastic container in the fridge, that way it lasts alot longer. This playdough recipe is similar to the traditional playdough recipe, make sure to take a look at that playdough recipe too.
This recipe takes less than 10 minutes, giving you more time to enjoying the finished playdough.
Extended directions for Cream Of Tartar Playdough Recipe
Here’s your salvation, our extended step-by-step explanation on how to make cream of tartar playdough recipe. We’ve even included images. You will succeed with our help!
Ok, so I managed to gather the ingredients needed. We have the cream of tartar, flour, salt, colored water and oil. Let’s get going.
Pour all the ingredients into a pan. Depending on the food coloring you go for, it should look like this. With the amount of color I added to the water it’s more pink than red, so don’t be afraid to use some food coloring.
The color of the end result becomes more visible after we’ve mixed the ingredients more thorough. If unhappy with the color, this is the time to add more.
After heating the mixture for a few minutes it will start to become more and more doughy. The image below shows the beginning of a doughy texture. The homemade playdough will be finished 1-2 minutes after it reaches this point.
Here you can see how it should look in the pan when the playdough is finished. Remove it from the heat and start collecting the playdough. Remember that it’s still hot.
Ok, the cream of tartar playdough is done. Finished and rolled into small balls, it looks like this.
This playdough recipe contains salt and will dry out your hands. Remember to use some lotion after handling the playdough.