Homemade Playdough Recipe

I had the pleasure of child minding my 4 year old niece. My kids are much older now so I don’t have too many toys or crafts for that age group, so we made some together. I used to make homemade playdough all the times with my kids when they were younger. We preferred the uncooked recipe since it would be easier for them to make. This is my favourite recipe!

Homemade Playdough Recipe
Child playing with Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough Recipe

Some recipes require cooking on the stovetop. The playdough does have a better texture when cooked, but if you want the kids to do it themselves, it’s best to try an uncooked playdough recipe.

Homemade Playdough Recipe
Homemade Playdough Recipe

It is very easy to make and provides hours of fun! It can be expensive to buy at stores but it’s very easy and costs nothing to make it at home! The only materials you will need are:


  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • Food dye or Kool-aid


1.Food dye (any colour, be creative mix & match!) They now sell Neon food colouring. You can even scent it by adding 1-2 single packages of Kool-Aid.

2. Newspaper or plastic place mat to cover the surface you’re working on.

3. Mix salt and flour in a bowl.  Mix water and food dye in another bowl.  Pour water mixture into the dry ingredients bowl. Mix thoroughly by hand. If it’s too sticky add some flour or too dry/flacky add water.

Homemade Playdough Recipe
Homemade Playdough Recipe
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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