February 21, 2013

DIY Playdough

I'm about to share a money saving recipe for all of you teachers and parents out there. I hate spending a lot of money on cases of play-dough, only to have the colors get mixed together and dried up.
This recipe is so easy, and very safe... so safe that you and your kids can make it together. Not to mention, it is safe enough to eat. {I wouldn't recommend it though, because it tastes horrible.}

To make this DIY play-dough, all you need to do is:

Mix together 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, and one cup of water. Once you have mixed all of these ingredients together thoroughly, you may divide your dough up. As you can tell, I separated my dough into 4 equal parts. Place the dough in separate Ziploc-baggies, and added food coloring into each bag. "Zip" the bags up, and then "mash" the food coloring into the dough. This was especially fun for my kids, because they both got to help "mash" the food coloring into their own dough, without making any mess.

Once the color is mixed in, it is ready to be pulled out to have fun with. Remember to keep your Ziploc-baggies. That way when you are finished, your dough won't dry out.

I hope you enjoy using this recipe. If you decide to use this recipe, please let me know how it turned out. I would love to hear from you.


  1. I saw a fun idea on tv yesterday. By the frosting @ the store they have powder flavors that you can mix into white frosting to make your own flavors & colors. U can use them to color your play dough and then it smells yummy too!

    1. Kat, you are absolutely amazing! Thanks for sharing the frosting idea!!! :D

  2. My mom used to make play dough for my sister and I when we were little...brings back great memories!

    1. I am so glad that these brought back such great memories for you. Thanks for stopping by, and paying my website a visit.

  3. I made this using apple juice instead of water and mixing cinnamon into the dough as well, and added no food coloring!
    Easy natural-colored apple cinnamon dough for en even more enhanced sensory experience.
    I have also mixed a can of pumpkin and some spices into the plain dough as well, and added extra flour until it reached the right consistency, Pumpkin Spice play dough!
    I love how easy this recipe is, it has so much potential for variation!