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Play Dough

How to make play dough at home

This recipe makes 1 coloured ball of play dough. Explore colours and shapes by making a few different ones for an afternoon of creative fun.

You will need:
  • 8 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons of table salt
  • 60ml warm water
  • food colouring
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.

2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.

3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.

4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh. You can make a batch of colours to provide endless creative possibilities.

Tip – Ensure surfaces that are likely to stain are covered. Trays and placemats are a good way to keep the fun contained!