Homemade Playdough Recipe without Cream of Tartar

All Labor Day plans cancelled; one of my kids is quite sick, the other 2 are full of energy. How to keep my other 2 happy so my sick one can sleep? Homemade Playdough, no problem, easy right?……. except we are out of Cream of Tartar, that is a problem. While online I learned Creamof Tartar is the acidic component need in Playdough and you can substitute vinegar or lemon juice. Here is the Homemade playdough recipe I used for those of use with the key ingredient shortage (Cream of Tarter):


  • 1 Cup Plain Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Salt
  • 2 tsp of vinegar or lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons of Oil
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Food Coloring


  1. Mix the dry ingredients in a saucepan
  2. Whisk in the water over low heat
  3. Mix in the vinegar
  4. Pour in the oil
  5. Continue to mix over low heat until it forms a playdough texture
  6. Split up the dough, and knead in the food color (when it’s cool enough to touch)

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