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Best Ever No-Cook Playdough Recipe You Can Make in a KitchenAid!

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

Several drops of food coloring into a glass or metal measuring cup + 1 cup of boiling water (we heat our water in this electric kettle).

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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!

How to make playdough - sharing the family recipe for playdough at @theartkit

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!

How to make playdough - sharing the family recipe for playdough at @theartkit

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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Sarah Fenner

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

I’ve always had a NO play doh rule for the house so I never bought any. A few months ago my son got some for his birthday and was really happy. So I set him outside with a table and chair and he had a great time. But this spring has been really rainy. He was dying to play with it when it was cold and windy and rainy outside so I let him play in the laundry room since there’s no flooring in there. It has to stay contained tho or no more! I have also not been a fan of the chemicals in the store bought stuff and I’ve been thinking of making my own! Actually excited now to make this!

Stephanie S

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

Honestly we have not used any in awhile because they got all dried up. So this would be cool to try. Ive never done a homemade recipe before!

Tessa Spears

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

This recipe and method looks great! We have made homemade and bought, but usually we buy play-doh.

Kylie A Frazier

Tuesday 28th of May 2019

I usually buy store bought :)


Tuesday 28th of May 2019

I have bought play-doh and have made it at home. Probably bought it more then not. My last 5 at home really enjoy playdoh so i will probably try your recipe soon!