As one of the parting gifts to our Morning Glory kindergartners, jars of colorful homemade play dough were given to each student with love from their teachers. The children were delighted! It is quite easy to make at home and your little ones will be well entertained with their imaginations at play! For anyone looking for a summer activity, we thought we would share Miss Dawn’s recipe for no-cook play dough below.


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
2 Tbls cream of tartar
2 Tbls oil
food coloring of choice
1 cup boiling water


  • Mix the first 3 ingredients together
  • Add desired food coloring (approximately 20 drops) and oil into the boiling water
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredient mixture
  • Stir until it becomes a sticky dough
  • Remove from bowl and knead on the counter, and add bits of flour to get dough less sticky if needed.
  • Have fun! Always store your dough in an air tight container to keep soft.