Would you like to make the best no cook playdough? One that will last for months and doesn’t require stovetop preparation?
After making what I consider the best play dough recipe for a few years now without too many changes, I wanted to see if we could get the same results without using the stove.
I love drinking tea, and invested in an amazing BPA-free electric kettle, which seemed to be just the tool to take this play dough recipe off the stove top.
So I did some experimenting, and low and behold — if you want to go rogue, the original recipe can be even easier and still deliver the amazing dough that we all love. Here you go…
- 1 1/4 cup salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cream of tartar
- 2.5 cups flour
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1.5+ cups boiling water
- Food coloring or liquid watercolors. I’m a fan Sax Concentrated Liquid Watercolors and Wilton Icing Colors, which make gorgeous shades of play dough to match any occasion, mood, or toddler request.
- Mix the first three ingredients together
- Boil water
- Mix the water and oil together in a small bowl
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until the dough comes together.
If the dough is too dry, add a little bit of water. Too wet? Add more flour.