Home Made Playdough Recipe

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Home Made Playdough

Pat Campbell


When my children were smaller (about playdough size), they loved it, (they liked to eat it), I know, weird. I know the container said it was supposed to be safe to eat, but, being a mother, I wasnt sure. After a short period of time they outgrew eating playdough. (Thank God, I thought I was a terrible mother)! Anyway, I run across this recipe in our local newspaper. Simple to make, taste wasnt bad and I knew what was in it, and it would keep for several months, in airtight container. So, for all mothers with young children, if any are interested, try these, recipe #1 and recipe #2.

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makes 2-3cups


10 Min


25 Min


cups flour
cup cornstarch
1 tbsp
powdered alum
cup salt
1 tbsp
salad oil
cups water

Directions Step-By-Step

Place all ingredients in saucepan. If desired, now is time to add any coloring you like.If you want more than one color, you can make 2 separate batches, or cut recipe in half. Stir constantly over low heat till thickens into a good, stiff dough.
Remove from heat and let cool till can be handled with thin rubber gloves, or bare hands. Suggest lightly oiled hands or gloves. Before starting to cook, try adding few drops of scent, such as oil of cloves, just a drop or two. Your choice. This will keep for months, in refrigerator in an airthight container.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: For Kids