Ignite your child’s imagination by spending a fall afternoon making and playing with homemade dough.

No-Cook Play Dough Recipe

  • 4 cups plain all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • Up to 3 cups of boiling water (Adding in increments until it feels just right)
  • Food coloring (optional)


Mix the flour, salt, cream of tartar, and oil in a large bowl. Add boiling water to the mixture, and stir it continuously until you have a sticky, combined dough. Allow the dough to cool. Take it out of the bowl, and knead it well for a couple of minutes until all of the stickiness has gone. This is very important, so don’t stop until you are happy with the texture. If the dough stays sticky, add a touch more flour until it’s just right. Enjoy!

More Info

The No-Cook Play Dough Recipe comes courtesy of the new book from Disney’s Mickey & Friends Collection, Go Green! A Family Guide to a Sustainable Lifestyle, Mickey, Minnie, and other notable Disney characters encourage children and families to learn about the concept of sustainability and the changes they can make in their own daily lives. Go Green! helps families to take steps toward transforming their lives to be healthier and greener. It also explains sustainability in a simple and fun way, putting the concept into perspective for children and families by showing them how to make exciting but sustainable choices.