Homemade Playdough

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the finished dough

So as promised in my earlier post, here is a great, simple recipe for making your own play dough. It only needs a few ingredients – which you will likely have in your pantry cupboards anyway and is a cheap alternative to the bought stuff. It is a bit stickier than the real Playdoh, and it doesn’t have the amazing smell but it is a decent alternative.

This is a great, fun and messy activity to do with your little ones!

The recipe is as follows:

250g plain flour

50g salt

140ml water

2 tbsp oil.

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sticky fingers!

Put it all together in a bowl and mix it up – get your hands stuck in and knead it altogether – or if you want to avoid the sticky messy hands yourself, get the kids to do this bit!!.

Then add some food colouring in to give it some colour.

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squishing it all together

I would suggest splitting the above amounts into maybe 4-6 smaller balls of dough so that the colour is more vibrant.

We only split ours into two so the colours are  a little more pastel.

 

 

Here is a short video of us making it and getting all messy!

Now all thats left to do is start modelling!

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