How to Make Homemade Play Dough

Five ingredients, infinite fun

There’s no need to worry about whether your kids' play dough is safe and chemical-free when you make it yourself. You’re only ten minutes away from playtime with this five-ingredient recipe.

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup salt.

Step 2: In a separate bowl, mix together 1/2 cup water, 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil and food coloring.

Step 3: Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until they’re completely combined. Don’t be afraid to get your hands in there and knead it a bit.

Let the crafting begin.

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