Homemade play dough in 4 easy steps

Play dough.

It’s fun.

It’s messy.

It’s sticky.

It’s colorful.

It’s a toddler‘s dream.

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

The fact that it’s easy to make and comes together in four steps? That’s a mother’s dream!

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

If you have a toddler, but no play dough. Then you should change that.

It’s much easier to change than having play dough, but no toddler. Trust me on that one.

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

This play dough is super simple to make. Also, I really enjoyed making it because in the process, I got to play with it to. I mean I had to! It’s part of the recipe.

You are going to need flour, salt, oil, water and vinegar. If you want to make them pretty, you are also going to need food coloring.

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The method is easy peasy. Put the liquids on to boil, that would be; water, oil, food coloring and vinegar. While the liquids are heating, combine the dry ingredients.

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

You can see how the wet and dry are combined. I usually use a fork to mash it all together in the bowl.

 

Then, when the water boils, turn the heat off and combine the wet and dry together.

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

After stirring it with a fork, it comes together in this funky blob (the green), let it cool before you mash it together.

Let it cool. Seriously, that’s boiling water, you need to make sure it cools so you don’t get a big owie. (Yeah, I said owie, I’m a mom)

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

Here you see each of the steps: 1. the dry 2. the combined 3. the cooling blob 4. the beautiful ball o’ dough

This is my favorite part, once it’s cooled then you get to mash it together to make the dough.

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

The blue ball is what it looks like after you have mashed it together

Once it’s all mashed up, then you get a beautiful ball of dough.

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

That’s mashed up yo!

Now it’s ready to play with. I mean…for your kids to play with.

Home made play dough in 4 easy steps!

Here is your full recipe, Homemade play dough in 4 easy steps:

 

Homemade play dough

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 2 TBS vinegar
  • 10 drops food coloring (optional)
  • 2 cups white flour
  • 1/2 cup salt

Instructions

  1. Bring the water to a boil.
  2. Add the oil, vinegar and food coloring (if you want it colored)
  3. Combine the hot, wet mixture with the dry ingredients (flour and salt)
  4. Stir a little with a fork and then let it cool
  5. Once it's cool, dump it out on the counter and mold it until it comes together as a ball.
  6. Add more flour, if the mixture is too sticky
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Have you ever made homemade play dough? If not, what holds you back?

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