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Best Play Dough Ever

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Crafts
Keyword: play dough
Yield: 2 cups
Cost: $1


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp food coloring (optional)
  • 3 to 4 drops essential oil (optional)


  • Combine flour, salt and cream of tartar in a saucepan.
  • Mix water, oil, and food coloring in a glass measuring cup.
  • Gradually stir in water mixture with flour.
  • Cook over medium to high heat, stirring constantly until a ball forms.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Knead with your hands until dough is smooth.
  • If desired, add a few drops of essential oil while kneading.
  • Store at room temperature in a plastic bag.