How to Make Playdough

Make playdough in your kids' favourite colors.
Make playdough in your kids' favourite colors. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

Making playdough is a quick project you can complete with your kids, and the finished dough can provide them with hours of fun afterward. It's easy to make playdough using everyday kitchen ingredients, and you can whip up a batch in your child's favorite colors in 5 minutes or less. Use the no-cook method for playdough and your kids can be creating quickly.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Mixing bowl

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Combine flour, salt and oil in a bowl. Gently mix together.

Add 1/3 cup of water. Gradually add water to dry ingredients, mixing with your fingers until smooth.

Knead the dough with your hands until it is smooth and pliable. This should take about 3 to 5 minutes.

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