Play Dough

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Ranikabani

Please make sure that this is done or supervised by an adult. This is not an edible product- it is for decorations only!

Top Review by Charishma_Ramchanda

I enjoyed making these yesterday. I did have to add 1/4 cup more of hot water. I added 1/2 tsp. each of powdered cloves, powdered green cardamom and powdered cinnamon to the dough while kneading it for a nice scented play dough. I made hearts, bowls(with the help of a Diwali diya mould)and rabbits shapes. Loved them all! I baked these for 3 hours at 150C. The glitter idea is simplest so I went for that. Just tossed in the cooled shapes into a bag with coloured glitter, shook well and then displayed them in a tray which I'll be gifting very soon. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups flour
  • 12 cup salt
  • 1 cup very hot water
  • food coloring
  • glue, and glitter (optional)


  1. Mix dry ingredients together.
  2. Add hot water all at once.
  3. Mix with a spoon.
  4. When dough forms a ball, knead for 10 minutes.
  5. To make ornaments: Roll out 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Use a cookie cutter and cut into shapes (or do it freehand).
  7. Make a hole at the top with a straw for hanging purposes.
  8. Bake for 3-4 hours at 300F on a foil-lined cookie sheet.
  9. Allow to cool and paint or glue glitter on it.

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