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Summer fun for girls

Updated on March 5, 2012

My daughter likes to make messes year round...!

One of her favorite summer activities is playing with dough. I can't always go to the store and buy the stuff, and although its cheap...she goes thru a vast quantity, especially when she mixes all the balls of dough into several different colors. It makes more sense to make it myself and save money and time. I have included the recipe if you want to follow along!


2-3 cups flour (reserve 1 cup to use as needed if dough is too wet)

1/2 c table salt

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 -1 c lukewarm tap water

2-3 drops food coloring (I use NEON colors)


1. Mix flour and salt in plastic mixing bowl.

2. Add water and oil.

3. Stir in food coloring.

4. Mix until all ingredients are combined.

5. Turn out onto newspaper covered table top and knead well.

6. If dough is too wet add flour from the reserved cup.

Store in air tight containers for longer lasting dough. I usually mix all ingredients together and separate into 4 bowls and then add food coloring.

Have fun !


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    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Play Dough is lots of fun! Thanks for sharing your recipe, and Welcome to HubPages.

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      YiMin 5 years ago from Malaysia

      wow. you make it sound so easy. I'm going to try it out. Thanks for sharing

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      reeder73 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks so much. Enjoy, and be careful of unleashing this monster (you may want to share with your kids that the dough fairy only lets you make dough on Saturdays ! lol)

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      Oooh my question! I've never considered making my own play dough! Welcome to hubpages and I hope your hub gets chosen for the daily drawing!

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      reeder73 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Thanks !

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      thebookmom 5 years ago from Nebraska

      Making your own play dough is a fun and inexpensive activity, great idea. Welcome to Hub Pages!