Easy No cook Play-dough made with boiling water

Easy Playdough

Easy       15 minutes Preparation time    Makes 1 ball.

A quick and easy to make no-cook playdough that keeps well.


  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 2 Tbs cream of tartar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 Tbs oil
  • 1 tsp liquid food colouring


  1. Measure salt, flour and cream of tartar into a bowl then mix together and make a well in the middle.
  2. Add boiling water and a few drops of dye to the well stirring until it forms a dough.
  3. Knead into a ball.
  4. Keep in an airtight container or zip lock bag in the fridge.

Playdough will be hot at first so be very careful. If the playdough is too sticky add more flour.

For multiple colours use separate bowls.

Play dough

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