Crafty Recipe: Cooked Playdough

As many of you know, I am a big fan of playdough.  Usually, I prefer to make a non-cooked playdough since it takes less time and I can make it with my kids.  Sometimes, though; I like to make the cooked playdough since it usually lasts longer than the non-cooked.

What you need:

  • 1 1/2 cup of salt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 6 tsp cream of tartar
  • Food Coloring


  1. In a large saucepan, mix together the dry ingredients.
  2. Add in the water and oil.
  3. Place on the stove and cook at a low-medium to a medium temperature.
  4. Stir continuously until the dough pulls away from the pot. (Another test is if it can be pinched without sticking to you fingers but be careful since it is hot.)
  5. Remove from the heat and place on a cutting board.
  6. Knead the dough until it has the proper consistancy.
  7. Break into 3 or 4 balls and set to the side.
  8. Add a few drops of food coloring to each ball and knead until the color is blended in.

*optional: if you are only making one color, you can add the food coloring to the water and cook the color in.*

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: