Homemade Natural Play dough
Updated: Apr 8
This is a quick and simple recipe that can be adapted to use whatever food colouring you have in the cupboards. It takes just minutes to make and toddlers especially love to help make it! I now don't even measure most of the ingredients, I just go by my eye and the texture of the finished dough. So if your dough is too sticky after it is fully mixed and kneaded, just add a little more flour. If it is too dry add a little more water. Be careful to only add tiny amounts until you achieve the desired consistency. Let's get started!
You will need:
250g Plain Flour
50g Table Salt
1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil
Food Colouring of choice
(I used about 2 Tablespoons of spirulina mix powder)
1. Measure out your ingredients.
2. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt and vegetable oil and slowly add the water. If using powder pigment for the colour, add it before the water. Gel and liquid food colouring can be added while mixing with the water. Add a drop at a time until you achieve the colour you want.
3. Once all the ingredients are mixed well you should have a dough like mix that can be lifted out of the bowl in one piece. Knead it for a few minutes, then its ready to use! You can store your dough in an airtight container and it should last for months!
You can use this dough for any crafts that call for dough. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough to about 1 cm thick, then use cookie cutters to cut out your shape of choice.
I did butterfly shapes, but you can use any type of shape for this. There are so many possibilities with dough, even squish it as a stress reliever!
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