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10 Homemade Playdough & 5 Fingerpaint Recipes

Keeping the kiddos busy and entertained for hours, homemade playdough is easy to make and the best part is, no fancy-pants ingredients required! Here’s a collection of recipes that you can try, there’s a little bit of everything here from basic cooked, non-cooked, glitter to koolaid to jello. I’ve also added a handful of DIY fingerpaint mixes at the bottom of the page (which are just as simple to make). Have fun!

Assorted ColorsPlain – #1

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 TBS cream of tartar
1 TBS oil
food coloring

Directions:

#2

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup salt
2 TBS cream of tartar
1 TBS vegetable oil food coloring (about 2 tsp)

Directions:

#3

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp oil
food coloring

Directions:

Koolaid Version – #4

1 cup flour
1/2 cup of water
1/2 cup salt
3 TBS oil
1 package of Koolaid (use the color of your choice)

Directions:

Kool-aid – #5

3 cups flour
2 cups water
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup koolaid
2 TBS vegetable oil
2 TBS alum powder

Directions:

Cake Decorating Paste Mix – #6

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
cake decorating paste

Directions:

Uncooked – #7

3 cups boiling water
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
1 1/2 TBS vegetable oil
3 tsp cream of tartar

Directions:

Another Uncooked Version – #8

3 cups flour
3 cups boiling water
1 1/2 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tartar
3 TBS cooking oil

Directions:

Glitter – #9

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 TBS vegetable oil
2 tsp cream of tartar
food coloring
glitter

Directions:

Fruity Fun Jell-O – #10

1 (3-oz.) package sugar-free jello
2 cups flour
2 cups boiling water
1 cup salt
4 TBS cream of tartar
2 TBS oil

Directions:

Tips:

Careful: Many of the above mixes have high salt content, please keep away from pets.

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Here’s another batch of fun you can whip up yourself with just a few simple ingredients!

Messy FunDish Soap – #1

1 cup Flour
1 cup Water
1 cup Sunlight dish soap
2 TBS Food Coloring

Directions:

Cornflour – #2

2 cups boiling water
1 cup cold water
1/2 cup cornflour
1 pkg unflavored gelatine
food coloring

Directions:

Jello – #3

Jello Powder
Boiling Water

Directions:

Kool-Aid – #4

3 cups boiling water
2 cups flour
2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid
1/2 cup salt
3 tablespoons oil

Pudding Mix – #5

Vanilla Pudding Mix (Instant)
Food Coloring

Directions: