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 teaspoons cream of tarter (we buy it in bulk and save- this is the one we purchase)
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons oil
Several drops of food coloring into a glass or metal measuring cup + 1 cup boiling water (we heat our water in this electric kettle)
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 1.5 minutes or so. If the dough is still sticky, add a bit more flour and mix until incorporated.
Then, remove from mixer and enjoy!
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. 😉
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