Homemade play-dough

6 July 2016 / Posted in AMC Family
Homemade play-dough made in AMC Cookware

Forget going to the shops and buying play-dough, homemade play-dough is so easy and cost effective to make! You can even get the kids in the kitchen to help you make it. Store in an airtight container to keep the dough from drying out, and there will be hours of fun ahead. 

Homemade play dough made in AMC Cookware

Homemade play-dough

Makes enough for 4 - 5 colours

1 cup of salt
1 litre hot water
4 cups of flour, sifted
100 ml cream of tartar, sifted
60 ml oil
food colouring of your choice 


  1. Place water and salt in an AMC 24 cm Gourmet High and heat over a medium temperature. Stir until the salt is dissolved. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients and keep stirring constantly until a dough is formed, about 5 - 7 minutes. Reduce heat if necessary. The dough should no longer be sticky and rather firm to the touch. 
  3. Remove dough from cookware and allow to cool slightly, but not too long or it will dry out. 
  4. Divide dough into portions. Knead a few drops of food colouring into each portion until evenly combined and smooth. Store in an airtight container or glass jars. 


  • Combine a few drops of the red and blue food colouring to make purple play-dough and a few drops of the yellow and blue colouring to make green play-dough. Start with a few drops of colouring, adding more if needed. 
  • The food colouring may stain so be careful when using it on your countertops. Use some rubber gloves if you are concerned about your hands. 
  • Cream of tartar is a vital ingredient to make play dough. It helps to make the dough firm and pliable.