DIY Playdough safe for babies

Hello, all welcome back to another blog post. Today I am sharing a fun and easy playdough DIY that I recently tried during this quarantine time.

During this time, I found myself looking into fun different ways of incorporating activities that will help not only entertain my baby but help him with his development, learning and sensory skills.

Playdough has many benefits including the development of fine motor skills, strengthening hand-eye coordination.

With this is easy to make recipe its safe for babies of all ages. We hope you enjoy it and hope you give this a try. If you do decide to try this, please tag us @rewrittenperfectly on Instagram.


1 cup of flour

2 tsp cream of tartar

½ tbsp cooking oil

1 cup of water

Food coloring  


Mix food coloring with your water first. Then add the vegetable oil and water with food coloring to a large pot. Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well. Cook over low to medium heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry. Once it starts to form a ball take off the heat. Once cool, knead for 5 minutes please store in an airtight container.


My only tip is if you want a stronger color maybe adding more color. We used our playdoh tools which worked amazingly. 🙂


As always I hope you enjoy it! Thank you for stopping by.

Please be safe! Stay home let’s help flatten the curve.


-Mari @rewrittenperfectly