How to Make Play Dough With The Kids. (no Baking Required)

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Have fun with the kids.
Have fun with the kids.

Kids stay little for only so long. Time spent with our kids are a gift. Little projects like making play dough or other crafts can be a wonderful time to spend with your kids. Below is a easy step by step directions on how to make play dough, so this can also be used in a children's group project. This recipe calls for no baking or cooking of any kind, so have fun with the kids and don't worry about hot stoves.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Tablespoons of white flour
  • 2 tablespoons of salt
  • 1 Dropper-full of vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of water
  • Food coloring.
  • Wooden spoon.

Mix all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. My kids love this part.

Mix water and food coloring in a small mixing bowl.

Then add the colored water to the dry mix slowly while mixing with a wooden spoon until water is absorbed.

When all water is absorbed, mix the dough with your hands until the mixture reaches the desired consistency(Your kids will get messy here, but they will have so much fun).

Store in a air-tight container in the fridge when not in use. Dough should last a few days, till it starts to dry out. Remember, Play dough is not food, even though it will probably not hurt your child, it is recommended you keep this storage were you child can not obtain it without an adult. If nothing else but to avoid a big mess.

Tips & Warnings

  • Have fun and enjoy playing with your kids.
  • This recipe method is fun for all that is involved, but it does not last as long as the methods that involve hot stoves. It usually lasts only a week, before it starts to dry out.
  • Add a Diaper wipe in with the dough to make the recipe last a few days longer.
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