Playdough is even more fun when kids get to make it themselves. This recipe is a wonderful science lesson and art project, all in one.


  • 2 cups (480 ml) warm water
  • 2 cups (310 g) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ cup (145 g) salt
  • food coloring


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 2 minutes.
  5. Scoop out immediately; it thickens quickly. Let cool before handling.

Chef's Notes

Scrape out and knead with additional flour if consistency of mixture is too soft. Store in covered container until ready to use.