The Best Play Dough Recipe
20 mins (prep 20)
6 ingredients
1 servings
This recipe is from my children's preschool art teacher. This truly is the best ever playdough recipe. It will last for several months in an airtight container. No refrigeration is needed. In addition to the food coloring you can add extracts or spices to give it different smells, though these can change how much flour you need to add.

Categories:  beginner-cook , food-gift , toddler-friendly , <-30-mins , easy , kid-friendly , quick , non-food-products , time-to-make , novelty ,
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  • 2 1/2 cups flour, plus more
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon alum (a preservative usually found with the spices at the grocery)
  • 1 3/4 cups boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil


Serving Size (423.05 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1020.0 Calories from Fat 67.5
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.5g 11.54%
Saturated Fat 1.29g 6.45%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 45856.71mg 1910.7%
Total Carbohydrate 215.91g 71.97%
Dietary Fiber 32.1 g 128.4%
Sugars 1.23 g %
Protein 39.63g 79.26%
Vitamin A 27.0IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 130.39mg% Iron 11.19mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
alum, boiling water, salad oil, food coloring