We tried to make our own playdough and failed miserably

Help me. We stopped by Creation Room. There, my daughter was playing with homemade playdough and loved every second of it. It wasn’t too sticky, it was the right blend of firmness and doughiness that kept her playing with it for a long time.

The whole time home, she kept talking about making playdough. I’m not an arts and craft or good at making things that don’t require a computer. But I figured as a father, I should at least give it a try. Besides, I can’t stand the smell of traditional Play-Doh.

I came across a recipe for what was dubbed the Best homemade playdough recipe.

It called for:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)


My daughter and I hung out in the kitchen and put everything in the bowl as required and then placed it over the heat.

Yes, that’s a Christmas spatula

The result was slightly harder, grittier and broke apart easier than the store bought Play-Doh.


Either I’m going to need to find a new recipe, figure out what I did wrong, or suck it up and buy Play-Doh.

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