No Bake Play Dough! Activity

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Updated on Aug 28, 2013

Do you need a quick no-bake recipe for play dough? All you need to create a day's worth of joy are some simple ingredients and some elbow grease! Your preschooler will love helping to create his own bright and cheery play dough!

What You Need:

  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cold Water
  • Salt
  • Flour (regular or gluten-free)
  • Cornstarch
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Food coloring
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Cutting board
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

What You Do:

  1. Show your child how to measure using the measuring cup and measuring spoons. Help him mix together 1 cup of cold water, 1 cup of salt, 2 teaspoons of oil and food coloring to create his favorite color in a bowl.
  2. Slowly have him add the 3 cups of flour and 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to the mixture and stir until it starts to feel like bread dough.
  3. Have him place the dough onto the cutting board.
  4. Help him knead the dough until it reaches the correct consistency.

Helpful Tips: You can eliminate the food coloring if you want the dough to stay white. Also, store the dough in tightly-sealed plastic containers to play with again and again!