The Pantry Playdough Recipe

Playdough Recipe. Kids Playing with playdough
let the kids go wild

If you have run out of playdough, it is raining heavily and you don’t have cream of tartar (sigh) here is a playdough recipe that worked for me.


  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of fine salt
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • a few drops of food colouring
  • 1 cup boiling water

Add all the ingredients except the boiling water together. Slowly start adding some boiling water in small increments. Use a spoon to mix it all together.

At some point you are going to want to use your hands. Wait a bit for the boiling water to cool down. If time is an issue, use the fridge for a few minutes.

Start kneading the dough until you have the correct consistency. If it is too gluggy, add more flour.