This is the best playdough recipe you will find anywhere! It looks, feels, and smells like the real thing. You will have just as much fun playing with it as you will making it.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 tbs of oil
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 2 tbs of vanilla
- food coloring
First thing is to mix all dry ingredients together in a medium pot. Add the oil and water into the dry mixture. Cook over medium heat, and be sure to stir constantly. Keep stirring until you get a consistency close to that of mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and add vanilla. If you want the playdough to be all one color, then you can add the food coloring now, and knead it into the dough until it is all a consistent color. However, this recipe makes a lot of playdough and I find it fun to create a few different colors. So if you like a little variety then divide the playdough into separate balls and work in the food coloring of your choice into each different ball. Get creative and have fun with it. You can even let the kids join in on the fun, so they not only have a blast with the finished playdough but they have fun making it too!
- When adding food coloring it is definitely worth it to use some cheap disposable gloves so your hands do not get stained.
- A little food coloring goes a long way! In fact a little trick I use is to dip a toothpick in the food coloring bottle and then puncture a hole in the playdough ball. I repeat a few times throughout the ball until I get the desired color in it and then knead the color to consistency.
- Store the playdough in a Ziploc baggy or a covered container and it should keep for a couple weeks. If you start to see a little sweat build up in the baggy or the container just add a little flour.
If you want to cut out the cooking be sure to check out the no cook playdough recipe.