Best Ever No-Cook Playdough Recipe You Can Make in a KitchenAid!
Today we’re sharing our best ever, no-cook playdough recipe that you can make in a KitchenAid stand mixer. It doesn’t get any easier than this! Read on to discover the all-time best playdough recipe that has stood the test of time. It’s perfectly smooth, not the least bit sticky, and so easy to make.
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There is nothing better than a freshly made batch (or two!) of homemade playdough. For years we made our one-pot playdough on the stove. But it was a lot of work mixing it by hand!
Today, we’re sharing our time-saving no-cook playdough recipe. We love playdough for so many reasons- the endless opportunities for creative play and learning, the sensory aspect, and the excitement on the faces of our little ones when we tell them we’re whipping up a new batch.
Not sure what to do with playdough? No worries! We will be sure to share a few of our favorite play ideas at the bottom of this post. But first, read on below to see how we make our famous homemade no-cook playdough.
Begin by adding the following ingredients into your KitchenAid stand mixer:
11 ounces (about 2 cups) of flour
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar (we buy it in bulk and save- this is the one we purchase)
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons of oil
Once all the ingredients have been added to the mixing bowl, turn the mixer on low speed until the flour is incorporated (about 10-20 seconds).
Then, increase the speed to low-medium and allow to mix for an additional two minutes or so. If the dough is still sticky, add a bit more flour and mix until incorporated.
Then, remove from the mixer and enjoy!
We also included a video + printable recipe card of how to make our best-ever no-cook playdough, please see below!
Isn’t it just lovely? There is nothing like warm, homemade playdough. No artificial ingredients. So soft and smooth. Add in a few drops of essential oils and you’ve just put the icing on the cake!
I often make several batches of different colored playdough at a time and never wash the bowl between batches. Just remove as much playdough as you can between batches and you’ll be fine. I typically start with the lighter colors and then make the darker colors but I’ve made a dark brown batch and then a white batch and it came out completely white – you’d never know I had just made brown playdough seconds before.
Want a super simple playdough activity that will keep the kids entertained for hours? Pair a couple batches of this playdough along with their favorite set of Toobs and a playdough tool set. Place everything out on a plastic tray to keep it all contained and sit back and relax. 😉
Enjoy Watching our Playdough Tutorial Below:
Want more? Check out our other homemade playdough recipes:
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- Into the clouds playdough invitation
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