Play Dough Recipes and More

Play Dough

2 cups flour

2 tbsp. oil

1 cup salt

4 tsp. cream of tartar

2 cups water

Food coloring

Glitter (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients. Cook over low heat while stirring until the dough is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Knead the dough (knows the time to add glitter) and then have fun making shapes and being creative. Store in a zip lock bag.

Edible Kool- Aid Play Dough 

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
3 tsp. cream of tartar
1 package of Kool-aid mix (any flavor)
1 tbsp. oil


Mix together all of the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Mix the oil, water and Kool-aid together in a saucepan over low heat, then add the dry ingredients. When thoroughly mixed, take it off the heat and allow it to cool. Once cool, kids can have fun making creations. Store in a plastic container for up to 4 months.  



Salt Dough

1 cup salt

1 ¼ cups warm water

3 cups flour


Combine salt and warm water, and mix well. Add flour and mix well. Knead into a ball and store in a container. Have fun playing with it, rolling it into fun creations. Eventually this will dry and you won’t be able to mold it, but you will be able to paint it and make a keepsake memento!


Sand Clay

1 cup sand

½ cup cornstarch

¾ water


Combine the ingredients and cook over low heat until this is thick. Let it cool and then have fun playing and molding your clay into fun figures!


Rainbow in a Bag

1/3 cup sugar

1 cup corn starch

4 cups cold water

4 different color food colorings, or more!


Mix the first three ingredients in a pot on medium heat. Make sure you stir constantly until the mixture thickens. Cool completely. Divide the mixture into as many bowls as you have food coloring. For each bowl, put one color of food coloring in it, mixing until you get the desired color. Spoon a glob of each color into a sealable plastic bag, seal it and then see what happens when you knead the colors together.


For more experiments, check out 5 Science Experiments.  

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17 Apr 2014

By Boston Parents Paper