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DIY: Homemade Playdough

Hey guys, so I decided to create this recipe because my son is always drying out his playdough and I really don’t want to keep buying it.  The ingredients for this recipe are extremely simple and most people will have them at all times in there kitchen. So let’s get started!


What you will need for four colors:

4 cups of flour

1 1/2 cups of salt

1 cup of water

2 tbsp oil (vegetable or olive)

food coloring of your choice

4 bowls


Now you want to split the recipe into four separate bowls.

In each bowl you should have,

1 cup of flour

1/8 cup of salt

0.5 teaspoon of oil

Don’t add the water to all four bowls at the same time


In the first bowl, add 1/4 cup of water and then add the food coloring and mix it together.


Once it is flaky and mixed as possible put it on your cutting board and knead it.

Adding water if necessary and more food coloring.


If it looks like this, add more water and food coloring and keep mixing until you can make a ball.

Each color should be placed in a bag and stored in the fridge for 3 hours before first use to make sure it firms up.


This babies are ready for the fridges 🙂


My son absolutely loves this playdough,  it works just as well as regular playdough but I find you can

mix the colors really well so you can also use this recipe to teach your little one how to make different colors.

Red + Yellow = Orange, for example.

Also for longer keep of this playdough, you can store it in the fridge after using it.

Hope you have some fun.




Lover of words, culinary enthusiast, mom to an adorable 5 year old, and changing the world for the better one day at a time.

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