This easy homemade play dough recipe is the best! It lasts a long time too. You will love it!
Hey party people!! I am so excited to share this homemade play dough recipe with you! There may be a million play dough recipes on the internet but this one is tried and tested. It’s one of our favorite boredom busters along with playing Bingo (we have a set for every holiday) making fun treats like these Minnie Mouse cupcakes, or creating our own Lava Lamps!
I typically double this recipe, split it into four parts and dye them each a different color. Then, I put each one in an air-tight container and they will last for months! Every mom needs this recipe in their life, so let’s get down to the details.
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE HOMEMADE PLAYDOUGH
- Iodized Salt
- Food Coloring
- Corn Starch
- Vegetable Oil
I thought I would do a little photo tutorial as well, so you can “see” the step by step process for yourself!
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE PLAY DOUGH
Add all of the ingredients to a large saucepan and stir with a whisk over medium heat.
When it’s thickened it’s time to switch to a wooden spoon!
Make sure you have your paper towels handy throughout this process because things can get messy. Especially when you add the food coloring!
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My little ones love to help make this… especially the kneading part! I was totally shocked at how good my 3 year old was at it the first time I let him try!
HOW TO MAKE PLAY DOUGH LAST LONGER
The key to keeping play dough longer, is to keep it in air-tight containers. I like to use these baby food jars because they’re cute and they really do keep it from drying out. I honestly use them for everything.
Speaking of little ones, this recipe is totally safe to ingest. I don’t know if I’d call it edible because it’s not tasty, but it is totally safe for your little ones if they do decide to eat it so no need to worry!
So what do you think? Will you give it a try?!
If you try this we’d love if you would leave a comment and positive review! They mean so much to us!
- Wooden Spoon
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 2 TBS vegetable oil
- 1 TBS powdered Alum
- Add all ingredients to a large saucepan and begin stirring with a whisk over medium heat.
- As mixture begins to thicken, you will need to switch to a wooden spoon, and continue stirring.
- When the mixture becomes too think to stir, remove it from your pan and knead in food coloring! I like to split mine up and do different colors but you could also just do it in one big lump!
- Store in an air tight container & have fun!