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Non-Toxic Playdough Recipe

Homemade playdough that is safe and non-toxic.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time13 mins
Servings: 1
Author: Danielle Fahrenkrug


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • food coloring


  • Combine flour, cream of tartar, vegetable oil and salt into a pot. Mix food color into 1 cup of hot water and add to pot. Cook the mixture over medium heat and stir frequently for a few minutes. When the mixture becomes the consistency of dough and is well blended, remove the pot from the heat and let the dough cool off for a few minutes.
  • Once it has cooled and ok to touch, place the dough on a layer of wax paper and knead it into a large ball.
  • Repeat the process for all colors.