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Toxicity of Play Dough Answered

Does anyone know the toxicity level of various styles of playdough? (Store bought or homemade). When I was a kid my mom had a recipe with flour, water, salt, and something else, and we never really ate it cause it tasted terrible!

Just wondering what is the safest for our little one to play with. Thanks all!

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ProfessorPi (author)2018-01-26

Neither version hurt me when I was little. I would say they're both safe.

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randofo (author)2018-01-25

I'm not sure about store bought, but the only thing remotely toxic in this popular homemade version is arguably food coloring. However, that can even be replaced with something more natural:
https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Playdough-Play-doh/

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steveastrouk (author)2018-01-24

Real play-doh is completely non-toxic, given its expected users, but pretty unpleasant to eat. Salt dough is a nice substiitute, but it goes off and gets mouldy unless you mix it with borax - like play-doh.

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