The Best Play Dough Ever!

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We adore play dough and have made more recipes than the number of stars!

Each recipe has its merits and advantages – like this quick 5-minute no-cook recipe or this one that contains no flour or salt!

However, we keep on coming back to this one!

It really is the best in the world!!


Good Question!

1. It is super soft and does not go sticky.

2. It is cheap to make with ingredients you most likely have already.

3. It lasts for MONTHS when stored in a ziplock in the fridge!

The Recipe:

This makes a big tennis ball size…

Quick and Easy Method:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a big pot and then put it onto the stove – medium heat!
  2. At first, the mixture is quite runny, but after a few minutes on the stove, it forms a dough.
  3. Keep string continuously, make sure to stir the bottom of the pot so it does not burn.
  4. In about 2 minutes your mixture will be like dough.
  5. Take it out, allow it to cool and knead like bread a few times.
  6. Divide the dough into as many colours as you want and add food colouring!
  7. Food colouring goes a long way – so start off with a tiny amount (a toothpick tip)
  8. Done!

To this recipe, you can add scents – as we did here when we made Rose Scented Dough or Peppermint Dough or this Orange-Scented Dough…

We play with dough all the time so have set up plenty of activities surrounding it: invitations to play, like this fall-themed dough table or this play dough printing.

When we get to the end of the life of the dough – as in ‘it is getting old and this is the last time we are going to play with it…” we “cook” with it…

You can theme play dough to any event or holiday – as we did here for Christmas or these Halloween Play Dough Monsters…

You can even add glitter!!!

Here are some of our play dough favorites:

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