Find An Easy Play Dough Recipe

Looking for an easy play dough recipe that's quick and simple to make then check out some of these.  Your kids will love playing with one of these classic and creative recipes! It will keep them busy for hours and you don't have to spend a lot of money to do it.  

Fun Bible Play Tip

Giving kids play dough is a great way to let them recreate a bible story that they have learned.

A great example would be Noah's Ark or David and Goliath. Or, Let them use their imaginations and decide on how they would create a world if they were God? What shape would their world be? A square, triangle, or maybe two circles put together they could imagine what ever they like their world to be.   What kinds of plants would they create for their world?  Better yet what kind of new animals could they think of to make.

What ever they decided to make nothing can be wrong because that's the great thing about play dough.  You can just squish it up and start over again with no catastrophic events resulting in it's destruction!


Simple & Easy Play Dough Recipe List

The Best Play Dough

Ingredients: 

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

3 Tbsp. oil

2 tsp. cream of tartar

2 cups of water

Food coloring

Directions:

Put all ingredients into a pot, cook over low heat until thick, about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly.


No-Cook Play Dough

Ingredients:

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

3 Tbsp. oil

2 Tbsp. alum

2 cups boiling water

Food coloring

Directions:

Mix ingredients together until all dry ingredients are absorbed.  Knead and add flour until desired consistency.  Store in airtight container.


Kool-Aid Play Dough

Ingredients: 

2 1/2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt

3 Tbsp. oil

1 Tbsp. cream of tartar

2 cups boiling water

2 pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid

Directions:

Stir together until all dry ingredients are absorbed. Knead and add flour until desired consistency.  Store in sealed container in a cool place.


Jell-O Play Dough

Ingredients: 

1 pkg 3oz sugar-free jell-O

2 cups flour

2 cups boiling water

4 Tbsp. cream of tartar

1 cup salt

2 Tbsp oil

Directions:

Mix all dry ingredients in a sauce pan stir in oil and boiling water.  Continue stirring over medium heat until mixture is consistency of bread dough.


Tips

  • Keep play dough in air tight container.
  • Keep homemade play dough in fridge.
  • Add more flour when too sticky.
  • Add more water when too dry.
  • Add sparkles for fun.


Most of all have some fun with an easy play dough recipe with your kids.  Don't be afraid to get creative with your own play dough too!