12 Reviews

Extremely easy and cheap to make! I wanted a more intense color, so I used acrylic paint instead of food coloring. I just added a little paint to the water, then mixed with remaining ingredients. It definitely made a more vibrant color than food coloring.

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gibscarr December 06, 2008

My kids really enjoyed making this with me today. Super easy. I did have to add a little more flour too because it was a little too gooey. Thanks for a fun recipe!!

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Meggy Boo June 08, 2011

We made this for my little niece and it turned out perfect. Very easy to prepare. We added turmeric spice as a natural coloring, and ended up with a bright yellow-colored dough. I'll bet you could try to infuse the water with beet juice for a magenta color too. Great homemade recipe, thank you!

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averybird December 08, 2009

I made this yesterday with my granddaughter. After refrigerating it for about an hour, it was still kind of sticky, so I kneaded in about 1/2 cup extra flour and then it was great!

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Mrs_Kupkake January 20, 2008

I have made a variation of this for years, it is great and keeps for ages in an airtight bag out of the fridge. I have found that you don't even need to cook it, if you use boiling water it comes together as you stir it. I agree about putting the food colouring in the water. Try putting glitter in it!

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KiwiHil January 18, 2008

Great recipe. Kids loved making it then playing with it.

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mommymem December 24, 2007

My 3 year old loves playing with this! I love it because it's easy to make, it is "natural" and if he eats a little, it's no big deal. We never buy Play Doh at the store anymore, thanks to this recipe!

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Shelly #5 December 07, 2007

I made this for the kids across the street. They loved it. worked out perfect and no funny smell like play doh

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Sonya01 November 14, 2007

Thank you! My 2 year old son is obsessed with Play Doh right now. This is a Godsend...now I can just make my own whenever I he needs it!

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Mishy111 August 27, 2007

This is a very easy "toy" to make. I added the food colour with the water. (Example: 1 cup of water with yellow food colour and 1 cup of water with red food colour). We (My daughter & I) had fun making it and playing with it. Thanks Perfect Pixie.

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Chef floWer October 20, 2006
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