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Super Easy Homemade Play-Dough!

Updated on September 15, 2012

I don't know about you but I loved play dough as a kid. Using their hands to sculpt and create is also wonderful for helping a child develop motor skills and creativity. Here is an easy recipe for play dough that smells good enough to eat... and is non toxic if the child can't resist.

You will need...

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1/3 cup table salt

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 packet kool-aid or food coloring

1/2 cup water

Video Instruction, Written Below

In a large bowl stir together flour, salt and kool-aid. Add oil. Microwave water for one minute or until it comes to a boil. Add water and stir until dough forms. Knead dough until all flour is combined and dough is smooth.


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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Thank you Sinea Pies ^_^ I'm so happy you like my play dough recipe! I just love how good this one smells... hope you and your grandkids have fun!

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      This really works! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have grandkids who love to use Playdough but I'd rather make it myself. :)

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Abby, You are so sweet, Thank you so much for your wonderful comment!! Do you really need kids as an excuse to play with play-dough?? ^_^ I was using this recipe when I was still in high school, lol. Thank you about your comments about my camera shyness... I've been thinking about challenging myself by making more videos.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Michelle, Thank you very much my lovely sweet friend ^_^ I was making this play dough even before I had kids, lol.

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      Abby 5 years ago from Ireland

      I loved Play Dough as a kid!! Will definitely keep this in mind when I have my own :) Great video, your little one is so cute! You shouldn't be uncomfortable - you're a natural in front of the camera :) Voted up, useful and awesome.

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Ok, I don't know how I missed this one. Great for mums who want something to occupy kids with, and is cost effective too! I love it. Will share!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Thank you Rajan... I'm so uncomfortable in front of the camera I stopped making these ^_^ Also I saw you liked my facebook page. Thank you ^_^

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is a useful and awesome way to make a natural chemical free dough. Great job with the video, Mama Kim.

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Elise, Thanks for the nice comment! This play dough is especially fun because it smell so yummy ^_^

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      Elise-Loyacano 5 years ago from San Juan, Puerto Rico

      What a fun idea. This makes me want to play with play-dough again.