Lately, Margsy’s been on a Play-Doh kick. She was first introduced to it at daycare and ever since she’s been on my case about playing with “yallow” which is what she affectionately calls it. At over 1$ per container for your traditional Play Doh at our local Walmart I decided to get crafty and start making my own super easy DIY non-toxic Play-Doh .
My mum used to make this very recipe for me way back when I was a little girl! So, she dusted off her handwritten cookbooks to fetch the recipe and I’ve been making large batches for my little ever since. I even made a bunch to share with the neighbor kiddos last week and from what I’ve heard it was a huge hit!
This Play Doh is awesome. Not only is it incredibly easy to make but it’s not sticky, cleans up well, stays soft and most importantly is totally non-toxic which is amazing since my kid tries to eats just about everything she touches.
To whip up a batch all you need is a few simple ingredients including flour, cream of tartar, salt, oil, food coloring (optional) and water. That’s it folks! Easy peasy right?
Super Easy DIY Non-Toxic Play-Doh Ingredients
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1/2 Cup Salt
- 2 Tsp Cream of Tartar (I buy this one via amazon because it’s far cheaper than the grocery store variety)
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil (I’ve also used Coconut Oil with Success)
- 1 Cup Water
- Food Coloring (Although optional, coloring the dough makes it even more fun. I bought Food Coloring By Good via amazon which is ahhhmazing!)
Super Easy DIY Non-Toxic Play-Doh How To
Cooking time varies depending on how hot your stove top is. A first batch can take up to 5 minutes of stirring (maybe even longer) but as you continue to make more batches the already heated stove top makes the process super quick. By the time I’d reached my last batch, the dough ball had formed in just under 2 minutes.
To store, I simply place the different Play-Doh Balls in a large resealable container in my refrigerator but zip locks would work just as well! They last for a week or longer but because they get incredibly germy from tiny little hands I like to replace it often since it’s so easy to make!
Do your kiddos like playing with Play-Doh? Ever Experimented with making your own?