Updated: Feb 19, 2019
My best friend’s mom always made playdough for us growing up. I remember sitting at the kitchen table while she mixed flour, salt, and water into a bowl. And the best part...you can actually eat it! Not that it tastes that great, but you do not have to worry about a small child slipping a piece or two into their mouth. I have taken her recipe and adapted it slightly for my own children. It may even be more fun to make than to play with!
Having a good playdough recipe is one of those essential recipes all parents should have. It's a low-cost activity that only takes a few minutes to make and provides hours of fun!
Difficulty Level: Easy
Project Time: 5 minutes
½ cup water
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
Step by Step:
1. Combine flour, water, and salt in bowl.
2. Knead the dough, as if you are making bread.
3. Go ahead and play with it! Or store in a container for later.
Note: Make colorful playdough using food coloring, but be aware that this can be messy and may stain clothing. If you choose to color the dough, mix 1-2 tsp (depending on the darkness of the color your want) food gel directly to the water...then mix the water, flour, and salt together.
For more homemade fun, try out homemade bubbles.