Easy to make this no cook frozen play dough is an absolute hit – just like the movie!
We love play dough in our house! We make it by the pot full and have several good – easy to make – no fail recipes!
This no cook play dough recipe is so handy to know – it really is a five minute job, you probably have all the ingredients you need in your cupboard and this play dough is awesome!
I have kept this play dough for 3 months – in a zip lock bag or sealed container in the fridge when not in use! I made 5 balls of this dough – the ingredients below are for 1 ball – just bigger than tennis ball size.
To make this at home I would make 1 or 2 balls and then divide it up into smaller pieces and add the food coloring and glitter to the smaller balls. You need to make about a ball per child – for a good play dough play!!
Frozen Play Dough Ingredients – for one ball:
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- 2 cups plain flour
- 1/2 cup table salt
- 2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil – I used Sunflower Oil
- 1 cup of boiling water + another 1/2 a cup to add in little bits…
- food coloring
- 1 tsp glycerine – optional. This adds more shine and silky feel! I always use this one
- glitter – I used silver glitter in the light yellow dough and blue glitter in the white dough
- Food Coloring – for these colors I used Yellow & Blue & Red & Green (instructions on color mixing below) or here is a link to a pack of coloring with all the colors you need!
No Cook Method:
- Add all the dry ingredients (flour, salt and cream of tartar) together and stir.
- Add the first cup of boiling water to the dry ingredients along with the oil and give it a stir. If you want to add the optional glycerin – now is the time. This really is an optional ingredient – it does however give the dough a smoother silky finish!
- Add the remaining 1/2 cup boiling water now, a little at a time until all the flour is absorbed. I usually use almost all the water…
- It should look like a squidgy ball
- Wait for it to cool to warm and knead like bread.
- Don’t wait to long as it will dry out, just until you can handle it.
- Now add your food coloring and glitter.
- Start with a small amount of food coloring – one or two drops. A little goes a long way.
- For each ball with glitter I used about a tablespoon. I usually put it into the dry ingredients before I add water.
- You can also knead in the glitter at the end!
I made a white (no coloring) ball with blue glitter
Light Yellow ball with silver glitter
Medium turquoise blue (normal blue coloring – just a little!!)
Medium Purple (I used blue and red food coloring to make this) A tiny bit of blue added to the red. As I mentioned before, you can keep this play dough for weeks in the fridge!
Make sure it is in a sealed bag or container! Our ‘best play dough in the world’ recipe lasts even longer – up to 6 months in the fridge. It does however require a bit of cooking. You can of course use that recipe with this Frozen theme colors!!
If you want to go that little bit extra in the sensory department you can add a scent!! Peppermint would go nicely with the Frozen theme.
Enjoy and happy “Play Doughing!!”