Playdough Activity

Playdough Activity

Playdough Activity

Easy No-Cook Playdough

This easy recipe for playdough will provide hours of fun for your child.  Playdough can be used to reinforce learning by asking children to make letters, numbers, shapes or words.  It is also great for imaginative play.  

Be sure to provide a dull knife for cutting, and different shaped objects such as lids, toilet rolls, cups, etc. to be used as molds.  You can also use objects from nature such as stones, sticks and pinecones.  And don’t forget you can make imprints into playdough by pressing items like leaves, forks, buttons, shells, etc. into the dough.



2 cups plain flour

1 cup salt

1 tbs oil

1 cup cold water

2 drops liquid food colouring (optional) 



  1.  Combine plan flour and salt. 
  2. Add water, food colouring and oil.  Mix until ingredients are combined.
  3. Knead well. Add a little more flour if the dough is too wet. Store the dough in a sealed plastic bag or an airtight container. 

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