Easy to Make Play Dough Recipe

Raising low media kiddos isn’t for the faint of heart. As a mother of two, I struggle to maintain balance of taking care of my infant but giving my toddler the stimulation she needs. Her attention span ranges from a mere few seconds to minutes of a time, especially if she’s into something she shouldn’t be. One of her favorite activities is playing with play doh, but I found that her habit was expensive, especially when she would leave it lying around to dry up or combine all the colors into a greenish lump. I found this following recipe to be a fantastic alternative, and it has all non-toxic ingredients that are common in most kitchens and takes only a few minutes to make! Bonus it doesn’t use cream of tartar like many recipes, as I have yet to find it in the store and carrying a a baby and toddler in the store looking for said ingredient isn’t a fun adventure.

  1. 2 Cups Plain Flour
  2. 1/2 Cup Salt
  3. 2 Tablespoons Vinegar
  4. 1/3 Cup Oil
  5. 1 Cup of Water
  6. Food Coloring

Make sure you mix the ingredients well. I found this recipe turns out the best when it’s allowed to cook into a spongy consistency. On med/low heat, it takes about 10 minutes.


I use gloves to add the food coloring, as it stains your hands very quickly. The first time I made this recipe I had tie-dyed hands!


I store the extra dough in zip-lock bags.


It didn’t take long until she was mixing the colors, creating yet another brownish/green lump that I would probably find behind the couch all dried out.


Yup. Good thing this is cheap to make! 🙂

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