The Easiest Playdough recipe

Make Playdough with Mel! Learn how to make homemade playdough – so easy.

Our easy playdough recipe is allergy friendly, contains 5 ingredients, and only takes 15 minutes of your time. 

What I love about Playdough comes threefold. As a mom, I love the individual playtime where I can reheat my tea for the tenth time and enjoy a few moments to myself. The teacher side of me lives for the fine motor skill development that is happening, all that rolling and pinching is great practice for holding a pencil (which believe me, happens faster then you know)! As a daughter, Playdough brings me back to our flower wall-papered kitchen, my mom mixing up a batch of this recipe on Monday mornings, getting ready for her daycare kiddos to arrive.

Note: While this playdough recipe is non-toxic, it is still not meant to be eaten. There is way too much salt in there for little ones.

The Easiest Playdough Recipe and Food Colouring?

We often use natural food colouring options such as turmeric, spinach, and frozen blueberries instead of food colouring. I haven’t perfected this enough to share, sometimes the dough turns out too crunchy so instead I’ll share our favourite food colouring recipe instead.

Homemade Playdough recipe

Click here for our Easy Coloured Rice recipe!

The Easiest Playdough Recipe

This easy playdough recipe is the best to make with your kids!

Course playdough
Cuisine American
Keyword toddler sensory bin
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Melissa Debra


  • 2 cups organic flour
  • 3 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups water


  1. Mix flour, salt, and cream of tartar.

  2. Add in coconut oil and water.

  3. Turn on medium heat and stir continuously until it forms a lump.

  4. Remove from heat and let the playdough cool before kneading.

  5. Divide into four even-ish globs.

  6. Fold in food colouring.

  7. Store in a plastic or glass container.

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