Conversation Heart Play dough


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tbsp.  vegetable canola, or coconut oil
  • 1/2   cup salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • food coloring
  • Vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture begins to pull away from pan and form a ball in center.
  2. Remove from heat, flip dough out onto floured counter, allow to cool to the touch.
  3. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces, knead until smooth.
  4. Add 3-4 drops of food coloring to each ball to create a pastel color.
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap if you want to save your hands from a semi-permanent dye job (did not listen to my own advice here, regretted it when color was still there nearly 24 hours later). Knead color into dough to distribute evenly.