DIY fun with handmade Playdough!

Homemade Playdough Recipe


DIY playdough is a great homemade activity that all ages can enjoy.

In this recipe the ratios are perfect for one person. If you are making a batch for multiple people, you will need to adjust accordingly:


  • Flour: 1 cup
  • Salt: 1/2 cup
  • Cream of tartar: 1 tsp
  • Coconut oil: 1 tbsp
  • Water: 1/2 cup


  • A few dashes of cinnamon
  • Fresh mint, rosemary, or lavender
  • Glitter
  • Food coloring


Mix all ingredients together until you have silky smooth scented playdough.

DIY Playdough - Silky Smooth

Female artists that use “play” in their artworks:


Jessica Stockholder:

Jessica Stockholder is a Canadian-American artist known for site-specific installation works and sculptures that are often described as “paintings in space.”


Judy Pfaff:

Judy Pfaff is an American artist known mainly for installation art and sculptures, though she also produces paintings and prints.

DIY_Playdough-Elizabeth Murray

Elizabeth Murray:

Elizabeth Murray was an artist at the forefront of American painting for five decades and is considered one of the most important postmodern abstract artists of her time.

Polly Apfelbaum:

Polly E. Apfelbaum is an American contemporary visual artist, who is primarily known for her colorful drawings, sculptures, and fabric floor pieces, which she refers to as “fallen paintings”. She currently lives and works in New York City, New York.