Real Moms DIY: Playdoh

With the winter months all around us and no out door fun to be found how about a DIY Playdoh craft for the kiddos! They are sure to love helping you make it and will have even more fun playing with it day after day!Packaged in magnetic spice jars and stuck fridge side, homemade play dough offers an easy-access activity for your little dough-nut. This recipe, the best we’ve found, is also inexpensive and super easy to make. If you want to create multiple colors, leave the water untinted, then divide the finished dough into balls and knead food coloring into each. (Wear plastic gloves to avoid staining your hands.) You can change colors by kneading together balls of different hues.


  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 cups water, tinted with food coloring (about 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 teaspoons)
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture holds together, about 5 minutes.Remove the pan from the heat and set it aside until the dough is cool enough to touch, about 5 minutes. Turn the clay onto a waxed-paper-lined countertop and knead it for 2 to 3 minutes.

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