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Homemade Play Dough


  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Cheap Salt not your good sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp Canola Oil or other cheap vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp White Vinegar
  • Food Coloring gel is best for vivid colors


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium pot over medium heat.
    - If you're using gel food coloring, a small blob is plenty.
    - If you're using liquid food coloring, you might need anywhere between 10-20 drops, depending on how bright you want the colors.
  • Stir everything together with a wooden spoon until smooth. Continue stirring until a ball forms (it might still be a little sticky but it will mostly resemble play dough at this point).
  • Remove the mixture from the pot onto a clean work surface and knead until smooth. It will be very hot, so work carefully, don't burn yourself.
  • Let the mixtures cool, then store in an airtight container. Repeat for every color you want to make.