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How to make playdough at home

Is there a way to make cheap and safe playdough for a toddler? Get the recipe and ingerdients now.

If you got small kids, you know they must be busy all the time otherwise they get in trouble or exhaust you with demands for fun. Plus, small kids need tons of early development toys and these could be very expensive. How about making creating some fun for kids with your own hands at home? Let us learn how to make playdough at home using just what you have in your kitchen.

how to make playdough

How play dough is made

First of all, many moms have a great concern. They wonder is playdough edible? Naturally they do not want their toddlers or kids to eat some chemicals and poisonous things. That is why we are going to learn how to make edible playdough, as kids still would try to eat it. At least this recipe is safe and even if you child puts some of it in their mouth, nothing bad would happen.

play dough craft

Edible playdough recipe and ingredients:

play dough ingredients

Here is a list of things you need to make such DIY play dough.

  • Regular cooking flour
  • Water
  • Cooking oil
  • Salt
  • Food coloring

That is it. If you do not have the food coloring, it’s Ok. We can do without it. Here is the making of playdough at home.

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DIY edible playdough in 5 easy steps:

making play dough

  1. Mix a cup of flour with a cup of salt
    Use a large bowl for mixing. You can use any kind of salt, such as finely grinded or rough. Just make a dry mix of these two main play doh ingredients.  
     
  2. Mix water with food coloring
    Pour a cup of water and add few drops or some of the try food coloring to it. If you wish to make several colors of playdough, get several cups of water and separate your dry mix into several bowls.
     
  3. Add the colored water to the dry mix
    Add water little by little and stir well. You need to make thick dough, so do you hurry. If you add too much water, just mix in some more flour.
     
  4. Add some oil
    Pour some oil on your hands for kneading and add a table spoon of it into the dough. Oil makes it smoother in texture and brings out that bright color.
     
  5. Knead well
    Keep on kneading for 2-3 minutes. The texture should be thick enough but elastic. You can make the dough of several colors to entertain kids with it.

How to use playdough?

playdough kids

Now that you know how to make edible playdough, what do you do with it and how do you entertain kisd? First of all, you just them have it and be creative. Such an activity is excellent for early development of a child. It develops their fine motor skills, which stimulates the speech development.

Secondly, you can give them your kitchen molds and cutters to use on the playdough. Use all kinds of old buttons or grains with the dough. They can mold various shapes (stars, flowers, fish, etc.) and then decorate them with the grains on the top. Give your child a piece of old lace and teach them to make imprints on the playdough surface.

what to make of playdough

Teach them to mold various animals. Teach girls to make cups and place and food for their dolls out of the edible play dough. Finally, you can set the things they make to dry or put them into your oven and bake them as the regular cookies. Surely, you cannot eat them, but they dry up, become hard and you can make fridge magnets or wall décor out of the kids crafts.

baking play dough

Edible playdough offers much fun for kids and some calm moments for their moms. Even if a child eats some of it, nothing bad would happen. Most likely they would not do it, as the dough is pretty salty, too. So, take a moment to mix your own and very cheap edible playdough and then relax and enjoying watching your kids crafting and lashing out their creativity. 

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5 comments

Very interesting article was informative to me. That's really, plasticine, which is sold in stores - it is not clear from what made. During the game, the child may swallow the piece, or even a piece, because children always draw all into his mouth. As a consequence of entering into the child's clay body may be poisoning or even something worse. But such clay will be quite safe, but still edible. Of course, I would not add food coloring, because they are also made with the help of chemistry. So here is the opening of a new edible clay for children.

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Answered 11 months ago.

There is a way. We need: flour — 1 Cup; water 1 Cup; thickener Alaun (or cream of Tartar) — 2 teaspoons. Don't worry, it's in every pharmacy and is completely safe for health; peeled vegetable oil (light) — 1-2 teaspoons; dyes as desired. Everything listed, except for the dyes, you need to knead by mixer or by hand. First mass will be watery, but then will begin to harden, so that everything should be done quickly. After a lot of shifting on the frying pan. Sometimes instructions on how to make playdough at home with your own hands, do not contain this important point, and the resulting mass are able to just fry all that work goes down the drain.

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Answered 1 year ago.

I always chose plasticine Play Dough due to its incredible softness, ecological purity and variety of colors. Make clay proved easy, it is very important, given my time frame, and as a result - the child is also involved in this act of creating something new, unknown.

An exciting action! I spent so much money on the clay and make it is easier than ever! Yes, and it is perfectly safe! Yes, I recommend that every thoughtful and creative mother Play Dough, made with his own hands! Yes, create together, and create a miracle!

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Answered 1 year ago.

I always chose plasticine Play Dough due to its incredible softness, ecological purity and variety of colors. Make clay proved easy, it is very important, given my time frame, and as a result - the child is also involved in this act of creating something new, unknown.

Terrific! I spent so much money on the clay and make it is easier than ever! Yes, and it is perfectly safe! Yes, I recommend that every thoughtful and creative mother Play Dough, made with his own hands!

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Newbie
Answered 1 year ago.

Clay is one of the favorite activities of my daughter, but she loves him and in her mouth and chew stick, and I like that fear for her health. so I do not give her more clay. That has got to this interesting article, I am now trying to make myself for my daughter this clay, let him play, because such and in the mouth is not dangerous to take. After all, this is her favorite pastime. I do not even know that the clay can be so easy to do with their hands. Thank you for the article, it is very useful for young mothers, at least for me.

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Answered 1 year ago.
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