Making playdough is really simple, you can make this easily at home. Check out this homemade play dough recipe.

How To Make Playdough At Home

Creating things with playdough, all out of imagination, comprises of one of the best developmental play activities for children. It not only serves as an exercise of mind, but also proves to be a way to sharpen the creative skills of kids. And it is simply your imagination that can limit or enhance your innovative work. Children enjoy making things with play dough and at the same time, enjoy wasting it too. There is good news for parents that they can make playdough for their tiny tots at home only and that too, in next to no time. In case you need any help, check out the easy homemade playdough recipe given here.
Easy Homemade Play Dough Recipes
Recipe 1
Supplies Needed
  • 4 cups Plain Flour
  • 4 cups Water
  • 2 cups Fine Salt
  • 4 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • Food Colors (optional) 
  • Collect all the required ingredients and mix the dry ingredients as one.
  • Take water and add food color to it, if you want. It solely depends on your wish i.e. if you want colorful play dough.
  • Combine every ingredient in a large pan and heat it over medium flame. 
  • Stir the mixture constantly, so that it doesn’t get lumps, until the dough becomes stiff and smooth.
  • Once the mixture attains stiff consistency, take it off the heat. Allow the mixture to cool and knead it, until it becomes smooth.
  • Store the playdough in an airtight container. When not in use, you can keep the dough in the refrigerator, to avoid the growth of bacteria. 
Recipe 2
Supplies Needed
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Cream of Tartar
  • Beet Juice
  • Spinach Juice
  • Carrot Juice 
  • In a bowl, put flour, salt and oil.
  • Now, gradually, add water to the bowl.
  • Put the mixture in a pan and place it over medium heat.
  • Keep in stirring the mixture until the dough becomes stiff.
  • Remove from flame and take out on wax paper.
  • After the dough cools down, knead it with your hands, until it attains the proper consistency.
  • Divide the dough into three balls, adding a few drops of the vegetable juices to make green, pink, and orange balls.
  • Knead well and store in the fridge. 
Recipe 3
Supplies Needed
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 2 tbsp Alum
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • Liquid Food Coloring 
  • Take a large pan and put all dry the ingredients in it.
  • With the help of a large spoon, stir the mixture well.
  • Pour water in a bowl and gradually add in the oil and food coloring, while stirring constantly.
  • Pour the water into the dry ingredients, while mixing, squeezing and kneading the dough.
  • If you feel that the dough is too sticky or soft, add more flour. In case it seems too dry, put in a bit more water.
  • Knead well and store in the fridge.

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