Activities, Parenting

Playdough recipe which suits our family!

Why there is a huge craze for Playdough? Isn’t it a simple messy play? Or do we have any good with it? I agree we all have had experiences with playdough either in our own childhood or with our own children but what’s the benefit of the Playdough?

Whether you believe it or not playdough has a wide array of developmental,learning and sensory benefit. That’s why I felt playdough must be a staple in my home. But was afraid to give the store bought ones for the fear of mouthing.

One of the main components which i use is cream of tartar! So when I shared my recipe with my audience the question they asked me is very simple! Is cream of tartar safe for kids? So I thought let me explain in detail so as a family you can trust this recipe which works for us!

Cream of Tartar Safe for kids?

Yes, cream of tartar is safe. It is nothing but potassium hydrogen. In many homes it’s one of the home remedies but no study proves that it works out! They use them with baking soda or lemon juice to cure diseases.With this you can trust the cream of tartar that it won’t harm our kids!
In homemade playdough recipe, cream of tartar is used so that the dough doesn’t form crystallizing.
  • Flour is used to for its starch – that is why you must use wheat based flour
  • Hot water react with starch in the flour creating the dough texture
  • Cream of tartar keeps the dough from crystallizing
  • Salt is used as a preservative
  • Oil lubricate the flour


◦ 1/2cup flour
◦ 1/2 cup water
◦ 1-2 tsp. cream of tartar (this is the best deal I have ever seen for cream of tartar)
◦ 1/4 cup salt
◦ 1 tbs. vegetable or coconut oil or baby oil
◦ Food Coloring 


Easy Homemade Playdough Recipe

  1. In a saucepan, add water, oil, cream of tartar ,flour and food colour and cook on a low flame.
  2. Stir stir stir like hard! It will be a little lumpy and that’s fine.
  3. Then drop in dye if you need more and keep stirring it.
  4. Keep on stirring till it becomes a ball.
  5. If your color is uneven simply knead the playdough after it has cooled down a bit.
  6. Once you notice the dough isn’t wet anymore, take it out of the pot. Set it aside to cool down.


If you hit any roadblocks, or need answers to any questions or confusions, please feel free to write to me or leave them in the comments below.


I’m Salma Mehajabeen Shajahan aka alizehmysoul. I’m a parent of a 3 year Old, a mommy blogger, author, designer, and busy mom like you. Welcome to a place which supports mommies in their spiritual, motherhood, and parenting tips. Join me for amazing free printables only for AMS members. 2019 is the year of exciting new digital products being launched on AMS. Join the mommyhood and never miss an update or freebie. Connect with me anytime at I’d LOVE to hear from YOU!

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  1. This is something that my daughters would love to do. Thank you for sharing your recipe for this.

    1. alizehmysoul says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Glad you are happy with this recipe.

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