This unique playdough recipe uses alum, a common household item. It is a fun spin on the traditional playdough recipe and you should definately give it a try. It might not be as exciting as the Glow in the dark playdough recipe, but the food coloring gives it a nice finish.
Alum Playdough Recipe
- 2 tablespoons of alum
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 1 cup of water
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- a few drops of any food coloring you wish
- Pour the dry ingredients into a bowl and stir.
- Then, stir your food coloring, oil and water together.
- Pour the liquid into the dry ingredients carefully while you mix them together.
- Then knead the mixture until desired texture is achieved.
- Enjoy your Alum playdough!
I bet you found this to be just as easy as I did the first time you tried it. The really great thing is that all the ingredients are common and you will most likely not have to visit the store to be able to make this playdough recipe.
This recipe is best stored in a plastic containter in the fridge, that way it will last alot longer.
Extended directions for Alum Playdough Recipe
If you’re hopeless on the kitchen (just like I am), here’s a step-by-step explanation with images for you.
Dig into the kitchen cabinets and find all the necessary ingredients. Here we have alum, flour, salt, water, oil and food coloring.
Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, just stir them together. No surprise that it will look like this.
Mix the liquid ingredients in another bowl, without the food coloring it will look like this. Oily water basically.
When you add the food coloring (if you want to) things will look a bit more interesting. Alien green I would call this.
Now that you have the dry ingredients in one bowl and the liquid ingredients in another, carefully start adding the liquid to the dry ingredients, while stiring. As the image below shows, it will be lumpy in the beginning.
Keep pouring the liquid and when you get to the point below, loose the hardware and start kneading with your hands. It will be sticky and gooey, but the texture should change rather quickly. If you find the playdough to be a bit wet, add more flour and salt.
Finally you have the finished playdough. Now it’s time to create something nice, good luck!
Alum Playdough Recipe Video
If you like playdough recipe instruction videos better, take a look at our alum playdough recipe video below.