How to Make Homemade Playdough

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My Grandma used to make this for us kids we loved it. and I made it for my kids and now the daycare kids.. They love playing with it and you do not have to worry if they decide to eat a little (Which has happened haha) And you can let the kids pick out what color they want. You can also add a package of kool-aid to make it smell good and it will also color it.

Homemade Playdough

2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
½ Cup Cornstarch
1 TBL. Salad Oil
1 TBL Powdered Alum
2 Cups Water
Food Color ( optional)

Combine in saucepan and cook over med heat
Stirring constantly until mixture thickens into a thick dough.
Remove from heat immediately, As soon as it can be handled knead it like you would bread for about 10 minutes. It will last a long time when stored in an airtight container.

I took a few pictures but they really didn’t turn out that great and I didn’t get as many as I thought I had.

Starting to cook. As you can see it really starts to thicken up as it cooks.

When real thick put on a floured surface and knead for about 5 to 10 minutes.


Divide up between kids and let them have at it. When done store in an airtight container and it will keep a very long time.