Option 1

You need:

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (baby oil and coconut oil work too)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • food colouring(optional)



  • Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add food colouring to the boiling water then into the dry ingredients
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough
  • Allow it to cool down then take it out of the bowl and knead it vigorously for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. *This is the most important part of the process, so keep at it until it’s the perfect consistency!*
  • If it remains a little sticky then add a touch more flour until just right


Option 2

You need: 

  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/4  cup of Salt
  • 1 tea spoon Vegetable oil
  • Food colouring
  • Scent ( if you want it to smell nice)



  • Place the flour and salt in a bowl
  • In another bowl mix water and food colouring
  • Mix the 2 bowls together and stir well, keep adding flour if it gets too sticky
  • Add vegetable oil at the end and store it in a container.

Just a note this play dough recipe can last for a few weeks.