Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 4 mins

My mother visited us in March and we wanted to do playdough for my son. But we wanted a recipe made in the microwave. I found this one on this site : It's really easy to do.


  1. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Add oil, water and food colouring.
  3. Mix dry and wet ingredients thoroughly together.
  4. Microwave on HIGH for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds.
  5. Let cool and knead.
  6. Store in airtight container after cooled and when not in use.
Most Helpful

I love this rrecipe, I did this today with my 2 year old nephew and the prep took a little longer but everything dose when you have a 2 year-old in tow :) we put chocolate powder in it instead of food colouring worked a treat we also used hot water it cooked a lot quicker. Well definitely be my go to guide for play dough

Sarah Jane B. May 05, 2015

Wow great recipe for playdough!! I love this microwave method. So much easier than on the stovetop, and less mess too. Thank you so much!

Japanese Delight April 04, 2012

Nothing quite like warm play dough, I love making this stuff. Even though the recipe tells you to, I'm glad the other reviewers emphasized the importance of stirring every 30's a must. Never made a nuked version before, doesn't get much easier!

magpie diner February 20, 2011