How to Make Play Dough

In need of some rainy day entertainment for your little ones? Whip up this easy-to-make play dough.

How to make homemade play dough for your kids


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • Food coloring (natural food coloring are great to use, but standard food coloring works, too)


  1. In a large bowl, mix water, salt and oil until combined. Add food coloring one drop at a time, mix and repeat until desired color is achieved. The brighter and darker the color, the brighter and darker the play dough color will be. 
  2. In a medium bowl, mix flour and cornstarch. Add flour mix to liquid a little at a time, stirring to combine until dough-like consistency is achieved. 
  3. After use, dough may be stored in an air-tight container for future use.  

Recipe courtesy of Barb Webb from the blog