Play dough Recipe

Used at Corner Co-op Nursery School

All-Purpose Flour Play Dough   

1 1/2  cups  water
1/2  cup  oil
about 1/4 cup tempera paint
2 cups salt
4-5 cups all-purpose flour


Mix water, oil, and paint together, then add salt and flour. Mix well, then play!  If the play dough is too greasy, just add a little flour until it feels right.  Stored in an airtight container, play dough lasts about 2-3 weeks.


 Rice Flour Play Dough    Created By: Jennifer D.

A wheat-free, gluten-free alternative for kids with wheat or gluten allergies.

1 1/4  cups  rice flour
1/2  cup  salt
2  tsp  cream of tartar  (which is not a dairy product)
1  cup  water
1  Tbsp  oil
food coloring  <1/4  tsp  vanilla extract and/or sparkles (optional)>


Mix flour, salt, and cream of tartar in a large pot. Add water and oil. Add food coloring to the water to make colored play dough.

Cook over medium heat until the mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan (about 5 minutes), stirring constantly.

<Add vanilla extract (for smell, not taste).> Mix thoroughly. Put play dough on a clean surface. When cool enough to handle, knead lightly.  Store in an airtight container.

<Add sparkles during the hand-mixing time for sparkly play dough.>