Playdough: Small Batch Recipe

On our Ramadan calendar today the activity was to play with some playdough. Not very Ramadanish, I know, but definitely a good activity to keep the little ones busy.


This recipe is honestly amazing, makes the softest most pliable playdough and I just had to share. This is a small batch recipe, the perfect amount for hours of fun. It takes 5 minutes and is a no cook recipe. What could be better than that?



  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tblsp salt
  • 1/2 tblsp cream of tarter
  • 1/2 tblsp vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup boiling water
  • Few drops of food colouring 


In a bowl mix together flour, salt, cream of tarter and oil and add in the boiling water. This will be extremely hot, so mix carefully with a spoon until it’s at a manageable temperature. Add in your colouring and knead well until soft and smooth. Store in a ziplock bag or air tight container while not in use.

This recipe is adapted from Kids Activity Blog

4 Comments on Playdough: Small Batch Recipe

    • modestmunchies
      July 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm (5 years ago)

      I know, such a great recipe! 🙂

  1. Rida
    August 22, 2017 at 1:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Can we skip the cream of tartar ? Do you think it will make a difference

    • modestmunchies
      May 7, 2018 at 5:45 pm (10 months ago)

      Salaam, please forgive me for taking so long to get back to you. I think it helps with the softness. But since this is a small batch you could try it and see how it goes.


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