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  • Writer's pictureSuzie Olsen

Edible Science: Make Your Own Play Dough

More than three years ago my engineering friend told me how her and her son make their own play dough, and she said suggested I should do it on my blog. I said send me your recipe, and three plus years later I'm posting how to make your own play dough. I'm not a procrastinator or anything. *Whistle, whistle*

You'll Need

1 Cup All Purpose Flour

1/2 Cup Salt

1/2 Cup Water

Mixing Bowl

Food Coloring (optional)

Cookie Cutters and Rolling Pin (optional)


1) Mix the salt and flour together in the bowl.

2) Add the water slowly.

3) If adding color, add it and then knead the dough.

Apologies that there aren't that many photos with this post; I was distracted with making diya (lamps). Also note that I had cut the recipe in half since Jack and I didn't knead (get it) that much to play with, so you can double the recipe (2 cups, 1 cup, 1 cup) for more dough. You can use a rolling pin and cookie cutters to play with the dough, shape the dough with the trademark Play-Doh tool or shape with your own hands. My friend Stephanie and I would model the dough into volcanos and then add baking soda and vinegar-- can't beat a classic. Happy STEM-ing!

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