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Edible playdough recipe

edible playdoughThis is good for younger children, just in case they eat it. Regular playdough contains LOTS of salt. Note that salt is a preservative, so this will not keep as long. It should still last a week or more in an air tight container in the fridge. See the microwave option for a less messy pot.


2 tablespoons Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 Cups Plain Flour
1 tablespoon Oil
1 Cup Water


Mix all the dry ingredients in a saucepan, then slowly mix in the water and oil until there are no lumps. Stir over a medium heat until the mixture forms one smooth ball.

Microwave option:

Mix all ingredients in a microwave safe bowl, microwave on med/high for 3 min, mix well. Then microwave for another 2 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on your microwave.


Once cooked, allow to cool a little and divide into 2 or more portions. Add 1 or 2 drops of colouring and knead through with your hands. This is much easier than cooking multiple batches.


  • If you want to use the salt, use just 1 cup of flour and add up to¬†1/2 cup with the dry ingredients.
  • Add a scent to the playdough by adding food safe flavours such as peppermint or lemon essence.
  • If your child is past the stage of putting playdough in their mouth you could add textures to the playdough eg glitter or use items such as buttons and pom poms to add another dimension.

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