Ginger Snap Crafts: {homemade} play dough

{homemade} play dough

homemade play dough recipe

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I have the worst luck making play dough!  Ugh!
It always ends up super sticky & gooey! A mess!

My son, Rylan’s class made some play dough a few weeks ago at school.
I was so impressed!  It look really good…well…like play dough!

So when his teacher sent home the recipe we had to try it out!
It turned out pretty good…I kind of impressed myself. Winking smile

Note: This recipe makes a bunch…probably 4 good sized balls of play dough.
So you might want to cut it in half if you don’t need that much.

No-Cook Play Dough

4 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 tbsp oil
1 and 1/2 cups water
food coloring


First, mix the oil, water and food coloring together.
Next, add the flour and salt.
Then mix until pliable.
(We used our hands to do that part.)

Then play!


Store your play dough in a container or plastic bag to keep it fresh!

Hope you are having a great Monday!
We are enjoying spring break this week!  Yay!
(Annnd yes, we’ll probably be making more play dough!) Winking smile

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  1. I have a recipe from my MIL that my kids love. Have a great spring break!

  2. Ohhhh FUN! :) I will so make this with my son during homeschool time this a.m.! :D thank YOU

  3. Your play dough looks great! Good recipe.

  4. Oh, I needed this! Have got to make it this week before my daughter tracks back in school! Thanks!

  5. Fun :) Love making homemade play dough! Thank you for sharing your recipe.

  6. I know exactly how you feel! I made a huge batch of homemade playdough, not knowing what I was getting myself into, for goodie Vday bags last year. Yea, I vowed to never do it again. HOWEVER, I did find a better recipe and I used it for peppermint playdough as Cmas gifts. Much better!

  7. Such a fantastic idea! I so need to do with my kiddos!

    (In fact, we're having a dreary, stormy day, so we may just give a try later!)

    Visiting from the Networking Blog Hop and loving what I'm seeing.

    I'm a new follower and would love for you to stop by for a visit! : )

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  8. I love making playdough!! :) Great tutorial Ginger!

  9. I love making your own play dough! And I'm glad you don't have to cook this one. Thanks again for linking to What I Learned Wednesday! I hope to see you again at the link party tomorrow!

  10. Does this clay air dry? I am looking for an easy, cheap recipe for a clay sculpture lesson for 400 kiddos, on a very limited art budget.


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