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Making No-Cook Playdoh

Category Playdough
This is a guide about making no-cook playdoh. An easy recipe for play dough that doesn't need to be cooked and can provide lots of creative fun for youngsters.


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November 30, 2014

This is a recipe for playdoh that doesn't need to be cooked. It is super easy to throw together. I couldn't find any cream of tartar here in Vietnam, which is needed in playdoh recipes that are cooked. I found this recipe for playdoh that doesn't need to be cooked nor does it need cream of tartar. We had a great time making it as well as playing with it.



  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups salt
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • food coloring


When we made this, we divided the ingredients into 4. I don't think this step is necessary, because you can add the food coloring to the dough after it is made. Either way works but upon making the play dough a second time, I preferred adding the color after.

  1. Add 1/4 cup of water into four separate bowls. Choose the four colors you would like to make. Then in each bowl, add about 5 drops of food coloring and 1/2 Tbsp of oil. Stir.
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  3. In a large bowl, mix together the salt and flour. Then put 1 cup of this mixture into each bowl.
  4. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated. Knead it some in the bowl. If it feels too dry, add a little more water.
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  6. Then, on a floured surface, knead the dough. If after kneading, the dough still feels sticky, knead in a little more flour. The dough should be soft.
  7. Now let your imagination soar. Have fun!
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December 9, 20150 found this helpful

Kids love playdoh and it is easy to make at home. Learn how to make it in this short video.

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