Caroline Fernandez: Activity Mummy


Recipe: Homemade Play Dough

A Quick and Easy Activity The Kids Can Help With

Roll it, pat it, mark it with's time to make some play dough with me! This is a super easy recipe for homemade play dough...a fun activity and it can even double as a cool made-at-home-present for a friend.


Medium pot (for stove use)
Wooden spoon
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar*
1 tablespoon oil
1/2 cup salt
food coloring


Mix flour, warm water, cream of tartar, oil, salt and food colouring together. Stir over medium heat (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly to ensure mixture doesn’t burn.

When the mixture forms a ball it is done. Remove from heat.

Place in an airtight container. Cooked play dough will last a few weeks if properly stored.

* This is a picture of cream of tartar. Because how often do you buy cream of tartar? Never right?! Don't be mislead by the "cream" - it's a powder - found in the spice aisle.