How To Make Play Dough (Video & Recipe)

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Try this simple recipe to make play dough for your home, church or school. It’s fairly cheap and super easy. Just gather these recipe ingredients below and watch our simple how-to video.
Playdough Recipe:

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 3 TB vegetable oil
  • 2 packs Kool-Aid


With a little supervision, this could be a fun craft project for younger children. Your preschoolers or toddlers can mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Then the adult can pour in the hot water and begin to stir. After a few stirs the kids can take over and enjoy the finished project. This craft could easily be connected with a Creation Sunday School lesson.
This play doh recipe does not include creme of tarter (yuck) and does not need baking. It is a simple and should only take you a few minutes to put together. No baking or real cooking required. Just add hot water. If you can make Kool-Aid or instant oatmeal, then this craft is within your reach. With different types of Kool Aid you could easily change the color and smell of the playdough.
Just watch our step-by-step video for making homemade play dough and you’ll be ready to gather the ingredients and try it yourself. The only detail you need to get right is putting the dry stuff together before you add the boiling water. After that, it’s just a matter of stirring for about 2 minutes.
This is a recipe we’ve passed around our church for some time. Different moms take turns making the play dough for our preschool rooms. Usually they let their children help along at home. There may be other playdough recipes on the Internet, but so far we’ve had really good luck with this one. It smells great and makes it easy to create different colors. When stored properly, it will last for many many months.

Need More Ideas? Check out all our Sunday School crafts or download one of our free Bible coloring pages.

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