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Play dough

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About this recipe: This is a recipe for home made play dough. It's ideal for toddlers aged 2 1/2 or 3 to have fun with. It's not for eating though.


Serves: 4 

  • 250g plain flour
  • 50g salt
  • 140ml water
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • few drops food colouring (optional)

Prep:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr 

  1. Mix together the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add the water and oil.
  2. Knead well until mixture is smooth about 10 mins. You might need to add a bit more flour or water until the consistency is smooth but not sticky.
  3. Add food colouring and knead until the colour is fully blended.
  4. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator until chilled enough to use.

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Reviews (22)


fantastic, i made this today and is the best play dough ive made so far, will definately be making again - 06 Aug 2008


Great recipe! My 2yo will be thrilled when she wakes up from her nap. It's perfect for a rainy day, plus all ingredients in my cupboards! - 12 Aug 2011


Fan recipe, My kids loved it, only downside is i now have a bright red hand LOL. - 26 Aug 2011

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