Easiest Play Dough Recipe EVER!

Easiest Play Dough Recipe Ever

The easiest Play dough recipe you will ever find! This is super quick and easy to make and will give your little ones hours and hours of fun!

Ingredients – (makes 1 ball of play dough)

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1/4 cup of table salt
  • 1/2 cup of hot water (careful if kids are helping you with this bit)
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • Food colouring of your choice


  1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the food colouring to your hot water – you’ll need to use a fair bit to get a vibrant colour. I find gel colours give such a better colour.
  3. Carefully pour the coloured water into the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the oil and mix.
  5. Once cool enough use your hands and turn out on to a clean work surface.
  6. Knead Knead Knead – the longer you knead the smoother the play dough will become.

Your play dough is then ready to play with, I like to store mine in sandwich bags inside an air tight container. This ensures it lasts as long as possible.




  1. Sylvia
    July 12, 2019 / 6:14 pm

    Hi! I found this recipe last night and just tried it. Mine ended up way sticky oopps!!
    Not sure what I did wrong. Was it sticky for you at first??

  2. Asma
    July 16, 2019 / 3:25 pm

    Thank you very helpful , will gonnaturally make it for my son

  3. Leslie
    August 28, 2019 / 10:07 pm

    It’s a nice, smooth dough
    I had all of the ingredients on hand and it was easy to assemble
    Mine was very sticky as well
    I added quite a bit of extra flour
    Hoping it’s ok for a classroom full of kindergarteners tomorrow

  4. Skylar
    June 4, 2020 / 3:01 pm

    That recipe didn’t work for me at first but the second time it worked rlly well I made two batches!

  5. Alesha
    August 11, 2020 / 12:46 pm

    I tried this today and it ended up sticky. I am going to try adding in more flour to see if that will help.

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