Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

I like the recipe cause it is simple to make, and the kids love the smell, got the recipe from a Martha Stewart show.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all dry ingredients in bowl then oil, then pour boiling water in and mix thoroughly.
  2. Wrap in cellophane or air tight container and store in fridge.
  3. Should last a few months.


Most Helpful

What a wonderful recipe! It was soooo easy to put together and the smell (we used strawberry unsweetened kool-aid) was wonderful. The recipe is something that you could easily throw together when children come to visit (and my oldest could actually make the recipe herself). While the texture is very similiar to playdough, I actually liked it much better as it was smooth and elastic. My 5 year old even made a comment that it didn't stick to her fingers like playdough (and when it did you just took a little ball of dough to pick up the pieces). This recipe is a keeper for the kids!!

Caryn April 10, 2002

This recipe was soooo easy and soooo fun. We went wild, making several different colors. The smell was great. I found that the dough was sticky until it cooled a little. I just mixed the water in the best I could, let it cool a little and then mixed more until I could knead it. I didn't want to give the finished project over to the kids to play with because I wanted to keep playing with it.

tammymom July 23, 2002

I have another recipe for play dough which I also posted but this one is much easier and quicker to make. The only difference is that this one has to be refrigerated and the other doesn't. Great to have for a quick entertainment for the kiddos. Thanks!

Nancy Sneed May 13, 2002

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a