31 Reviews

I made some of this for the kids during a time when everyone was in town for a funeral. Everyone was so down and this really helped perk the kids up and let them enjoy themselves for a few hours. I wish I still had the pictures of the wonderful creations they made. We discovered that one little girl was really quite the artist. She discovered a talent she didn't know she had. It was great!

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Scafire-Jen February 28, 2012

So much better, and cheaper than the kind in the little yellow bucket. Kids loved playing with it. I keep it in the fridge when not using it, and it has lasted for about 6 months so far. Thanks.

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knaylor76 May 17, 2010

I used Orange Ginger Massage Oil from Bath & Body Works instead of the cooking oil, the smell is intoxicating. I was worried about the clumping when I first started to cook it but it was not a problem in the end. My 4 ½ yr old is rolling and cutting out shapes as we speak. This quick and easy and MUCH better than store bought, I will make a lot more of this for her. Thank you!

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kaec August 10, 2009

was leary about cooking it... haven't heard of that before. But if works awesome and the kids loved it!!!!

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Chef GreanEyes July 26, 2009

This is a fantastic recipe! You end up with about four times as much as you get in a can of the bought play-do The texture is fabulous and it lasts a long time. My four-year-old is having a ball playing with it. I used spearmint flavoring for the scent. I added one teaspoon of alum because I had used it previously as a "magic" ingredient in playdough, and it turned out fine. You can double the oil if you prefer a moister dough, but either way works great. Don't double the recipe, because it is a bit unwieldy. One batch is quite a lot!

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Tajmari May 05, 2009

This is great stuff! Thanks!

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umisa April 09, 2009

Great recipe, turned out perfect!!

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sarajoturtle March 05, 2009

Wow! This is awesome playdough! The other recipe I have is way too sticky. This is perfect! I doubled the recipe because I have 3 kids playing, and they like to make lots of "cookies." :o) Came together very quickly.

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Sisty Gin January 08, 2009

This is great! My son is about to turn two and I needed some little surprise to give him for sleeping in his big boy bed for the first time! So when he woke up I had this ready for him... he was very hesitant at first... not only because he has never played with any type of playdough before, but also because he is very weird about touching things like this... but after a while he really warmed up to it and had a blast squishing it and cutting out shapes with our cookie cutters. I felt the texture was perfectly soft, though I do hate that dried crusty residue that is left on your hands... I made ours pink, and purple... was going for red but didn't put enough coloring in... And I scented ours with cherry and vanilla. It is great to have a new thing to do with my son, and not have to worry about toxins! Ours cooked up super quickly, and I will definitely make this again and again!

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CulinaryExplorer October 23, 2008

Fun one to do. My daughter liked it - it was fun for her to decide what color and scent she wanted it. Inexpensive as well. Thanks again. We will be making this again.

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Ningo68 October 05, 2008
Grandma Terri's Play Dough