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Play dough is a fun, clay - like substance that kids love! It is very easy to make, and provides hours of fun! It can be expensive to buy at stores, but it's very easy and costs nothing to make it at home! The only materials you will need are:
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
1 cup flour
food dye (any color, be creative!)
newspaper to cover the surface you're working on

It only takes about 10 minutes to make

Some credit goes to my younger sister for the help. (most of the pictures are of her.)

Step 1: Set Up

Find a good work space (I used the floor) and cover it with newspaper. also, find a medium sized bowl for mixing.

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How much does it make
Recicipe doesnt make much about a cup of dough,we doubled recipie for 2 cups
<p>It didn't work the PlayDough was heavy and kept on falling why</p>
I also added a bit of oil and a bit of flour and kneaded it till it was workable ,it was an experience with kids
<p>This is a great recipe for kids. They can help measure and knead, which to them is playing. And then abracadabra...............Play Dough!!!</p><p>*I added a teaspoon oil and another 1/4 cup of flour gradually to get a play dough consistency*</p>
<p>WOW YOURS CAME OUT G</p>
<p>Awesome Recipe! Turns out great!</p>
<p>Awesome Recipe! Turns out great!</p>
<p>i made it but have no images.</p><p>by the way i give this instructable no credit because i made it before i saw it</p><p>check out my instructable, how to take apart a computer by karatedragon6</p><div>by the way add more salt and a little baby powder to make it dry out less</div>
<p>How much salt? </p>
<p>1/2 cup of salt</p>
<p>Made it! Don't have images, if too sticky add dough is too dry add water the mixture requires more dough to be properly functional</p>
<p>this is a great recipe i was looking for a play dough recipe without oil and this one doesn't wich is great because i didn't have any</p>
<p>this is a great recipe i was looking for a play dough recipe without oil and this one doesn't wich is great because i didn't have any</p>
<p>this is a great recipe i was looking for a play dough recipe without oil and this one doesn't wich is great because i didn't have any</p>
<p>this is a great recipe i was looking for a play dough recipe without oil and this one doesn't wich is great because i didn't have any</p>
<p>this is a great recipe i was looking for a play dough recipe without oil and this one doesn't wich is great because i didn't have any</p>
<p>this is a great recipe i was looking for a play dough recipe without oil and this one doesn't wich is great because i didn't have any</p>
<p>it is a great recipe i was looking for a play dough recipe without oil and this one doesn't wich is great because i didn't have any more oil</p>
<p>it is a great recipe i was looking for a play dough recipe without oil and this one doesn't wich is great because i didn't have any more oil</p>
<p>soooooooooooooooooooooooooo ccccoooooollllllll!!!!!!!</p>
<p>it actually works!!!!!!!!!! its really cool!!!!!!i love!!!!!!!</p>
<p>I didn't do pit but I am think of doing it, instead of food dye can I substitute food dye for a cool aid packet?</p>
<p>really good love it\</p>
<p>I made it and it was so easy i just added 1 tsp of oil before i mixed it. i left it white because gel coloring stains you hands for about a week otherwise Awesome!!</p>
<p>I also stored the play dough in mason jars</p>
<p>Made this it was easy and simple I had rubber gloves and put the white dough in them with the coloring and let the kids mix it they had a blast and they are playing to their hearts content!!! Thank you so much this!!</p>
<p>I've made this several times and it always comes out great! We're currently playing with it again right now. The kids love it. </p>
<p>This recipe is a great base. I added a little oil and cream of tartar. You do have to use your judgment. If it is wet just add flour. If it is dry, just add some water or oil. By base, I mean that it is a great foundation for creativity. We added Kool-Aid for the scent and some food coloring to boost the color. As others have posted, you could add oils like peppermint or cinnamon, or jazz it up with some glitter. Just be creative with your kids. My daughter has been playing with this for a half an hour as I write this and it has not started to dry out yet. Even if it does after a while, it was still a heck of a lot cheaper than the store bought stuff. We are going to store it in a zip bag and keep it in the fridge. I will post how this works out. Thanks for the recipe!</p>
It works great love it works better with a teaspoon of any oil
this does not work it came out to sticky i had to throw it out but thx anyway for posting
<p>it came out sticky for me as well I just added more flour. but the 2nd batch I did less water and substituted oil came out perfect </p>
you just had to put flour into it
<p>this is fabulous!! i made it :-D i have had so many disasters with recipes, but thanks to you :-) i made it :-) i just added a little olive oil and a sprinkle of corn flour :-) thank you :-)</p>
I just made this with two 4-year-old boys. We each made our own batch, so they could each do *and* watch. The recipe works well. Each batch came out a little different in texture at first, but as noted, it's easy to add a bit of flour to make it thicker or less sticky, or water if gets too thick to mix. The boys are delighted with the huge batches (compared to commercial sets) and custom colors.
Added a little oil and used some of my water colors mixed when I added liquids. Plus koolaid to make it smell fruity!
<p>Thanks so much for this great recipe!</p>
awesome thanks
<p>I made this recipe and it worked great! I didn't add any coloring, keeping the color white and added glitter and a little peppermint extract. Next time I'll dissolve the salt in warm water first but I'm overall happy with how it came out! The recipe made a ton. I think I'll make some different scented ones, cinnamon, almond; the possibilities are endless! </p>
<p>It's a gd recipe for making dough. When I made it , it turned out too sticky so had to keep adding more flour to get the right consistency. Also, we had no color at home, so I dissolved some turmeric powder in water &amp; added that to make a yellow colored dough. :)</p>
<p>The only colour I had was black, so I ended up making half black and half white.</p><p>It's really fun :) If I held it gooped everywhere.</p><p>Keep it in wax paper or similar - It won't stick. And don't use gel dyes. Anyone who touches it will have [coloured] hands for the rest of the week xD</p>
i love my sister and brother love it 2<br>
hey there i must agree with you because my childeren love to help me make it because you dont have to cook it they can help me.
i dont agree mine did not work came out too sticky my kids threw it out

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