This slow cooker playdough recipe is actually really quite simple. If you don’t have the time or room to make homemade playdough on the stove, why not let your slow cooker do the work for you?
My kids love playdough. And they love it so much that they’re constantly asking for me to make it for them. Most of the time when they ask me to make it, I’m right in the middle of making dinner as well so the stove and space are usually limited.
But this is why this slow cooker playdough recipe is perfect. I can add in all the ingredients to my slow cooker, stir a bit here and there and keep using our kitchen for making up our meals!
Slow Cooker Playdough
Trust me on this one…this playdough is actually really simple to make! And it ends up being super soft and smooth! Just make certain that you store it in an airtight container when you’re done so that you and the kids can play with it for the next several weeks!
Ingredients to make homemade playdough:
- 2 Cups flour
- 1/2 Cup salt
- 4 Tablespoons cream of tartar
- 2 Cups water
- 2 Tablespoons oil (I used vegetable oil)
- 10 drops of food coloring of your choice (you can do more, just depends on how you want your color to be)
How to make slow cooker playdough
In your slow cooker, mix together flour, salt, and cream of tartar.
Once mixed, pour in your water and your oil and mix.
Next, add in your drops of food coloring.
Once it’s all combined, turn your slow cooker to high.
You’ll want to stir every 10 minutes or so while it’s in the slow cooker if possible. (But don’t worry, I missed a couple of those times and it still turned out fine)
I cooked my playdough for about an hour on high in the slow cooker but this time could vary because heats can be a bit different.
Once it starts getting harder to stir and isn’t sticking to the sides or bottoms, you know it’s done.
Make certain to let it cook because it’s going to be super hot to the touch!
Once done, let the kids have fun playing with your slow cooker playdough!