Homemade Playdough

This super-easy playdough recipe is the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon inside. It’s quick enough to hold a young child’s attention and you only need a few storecupboard ingredients. Little hands can play with the results straightaway, so there’s immediate fulfilment for all involved!




What you need....

  • 8 tbsp plain flour

  • 2 tbsp table salt

  • 60ml warm water

  • food colouring

  • 1tbsp vegetable oil


1, Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.


2, Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.


3,Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.


4, Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.



By Alice Rimmer

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