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Grandma’s Soft Homemade Play-Doh

As a child, I have so many wonderful memories visiting my grandma. Every time I arrived at her house, I knew one thing was certain: a warm batch of soft homemade Play-Doh would be waiting for me.

Just as my grandma’s homemade Play-Doh was one of my very favorite childhood memories, I’ve enjoyed carrying on the tradition with my own kids. Ready in a matter of minutes, your children will adore playing with Grandma’s Soft Homemade Play-Doh; after-all, if a recipe comes from grandma, you know it’s amazing!

I received samples and compensation in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Grandma’s Soft Homemade Play-Doh

Super soft homemade play-doh recipe. This was grandma's classic recipe handed down and the best play-doh around! Makes for a fun afternoon activity with the kids, especially toddlers!


  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 T cream of tartar
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 T vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • food coloring


1. In a pan over medium heat, mix salt, cream of tartar, flour, and vegetable oil.

2. Add water and mix well.

3. Insert desired color of food coloring and stir constantly for 3-5 minutes.

4. When the dough becomes difficult to stir and forms a clump, remove from the stove.

5. Knead dough for 5 minutes.

6. For extended use, store dough in an airtight container or in a plastic bag.

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Grandma’s Soft Homemade Play-Doh really is the best and softest Play-Doh in the entire world! Plus, the possibilities for play are endless!

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Monday 25th of January 2016

Our kids sure love this, thanks for sharing!!!


Wednesday 30th of December 2015

This sounds like a great play dough recipe! I like how it looks smooth and easy to manipulate.


Wednesday 30th of December 2015

My kids used to love play doh. I bet they still would. Thanks for the recipe!

Kim Croisant

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

I do buy Seventh Heaven when I can't find my other product. I do like it and it works great. Homemade playdough is great to have on hand.


Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Wow I wish I knew this fun diy play doh receipe! Looks like the real thing!

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