The best play dough ever! (without cream of tar tar)

Do you know you can replace the cream of tar tar with lemon juice in making a home made play dough? So you can buy all ingredients at any supermarket in your neighborhood!

*This recipe uses hot water. It’s not suitable to make with your little one*

You need;

  • 1 cup (200ml measuring cup) flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3/4 cup (or 150ml ) water
  • 3 table spoons of lemon juice
  • 1 table spoon of vegetable oil
  • food coloring (optional)
  • a drop of scent oil (optional)


  • Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl
  • Mix the water, oil, lemon juice, food coloring and a drop of scent oil in a saucepan and heat until almost boiling
  • Remove the saucepan from stove and add the flour mixture
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky, combined dough. Heat in the pan will cook the dough slowly. You will see the dough becomes some more translucent.
  • Leave the dough on a cooking sheet to cool down. Sometimes flip the dough over to prevent from getting dried.
  • After it’s cooled, knead the dough until it becomes smooth.
  • You can play immediately or store it in a ziploc.


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