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Amazing Play Dough Recipe

I've tried many playdough recipes, with all kinds of ingredients. Even some with ingredients I then decided I'd really prefer my children not touch (Conditioner for example … The artificial scent lingered on our hand for a few days!).

This one feels a lot like the playdough you can buy that is so soft and squishy and yet not at all sticky. It's really amazing.

I got it from my daughter’s preschool teacher (thanks Shula), and I was truly amazed by how well it works.

Amazing DIY Play Dough:

  • 1.5 cups flour

  • 1.5 tbsp citric acid

  • ⅛ cup of salt

  • 2 tbsp + 2 tsp oil

  • 1 cup boiling water

If you are mixing by hand you either need nerves of steel or very thick dishwashing gloves.

I chose to use a mixer.

Place all dry ingredients in mixer and mix. Add oil and mix. Add boiling water and mix. You might need to knead it a little more by hand.


There are a number of natural food coloring on the market as well as does for cosmetics. Here is what I used:

Yellow: Substitute ½ a cup of flour with turmeric powder.

Red: Add ¼ tsp of red oxide. (Blue and green oxides are also available.)

Voilà, enjoy!!

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