St. Joseph the Worker Spiced Play Dough

This smooth, natural, homemade playdough is fun to make, long lasting, and smells amazing. For the feast day, I let my kids go at it with real tools (on a protected surface, with supervision).
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Servings 2 cups


  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 4 tsp Cream of Tartar or Alum
  • 5 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Nutmeg
  • ½ tsp Cloves
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 tbsp Oil


  • Combine the dry ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Add the water and oil and mix well.
  • Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens and forms a ball. It should no longer be sticky!
  • Remove from heat, let cool, and knead.
  • Store in an air-tight container to reuse over and over.