Rubbery Playdough Recipe

Need rubbery playdough? We have the perfect recipe for you! The texture and feel of this playdough is really cool. Not bad considering how few ingredients it takes to make it. Ive researched this playdough recipe quite a bit and the missing ingredient that I’ve found is the oil, it really makes the difference.

Rubbery Playdough Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup of cornstarch
  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • Food coloring, if you want

rubbery playdough recipe


  • Mix all ingredients together.
  • Boil over medium heat.
  • Once doughy, remove from heat.
  • Enjoy your finished playdough, just allow to cool first.

We know you will like this playdough recipe, it’s easy to make and the finished result is really cool. It’s a bit diffeent from the traditional playdough so your kids will notice the difference.

Extended directions for Rubbery Playdough Recipe

If you find the description above unclear, fear not, we give you the extended description with step-by-step images below.

Step 1:

Gather up the ingredients needed and we can get going. We have baking soda, cornstarch, water, oil and food coloring. You can ditch the food coloring if you don’t feel like using it, but the playdough will look more exciting with it.

Rubbery Playdough Recipe Step 1

Step 2:

We mix the ingredients in a pan, without the food coloring it will look like this.

Rubbery Playdough Recipe Step 2

Step 3:

Quite a boring color, but we got the remedy for that, some green food coloring. The more you use, the greener will the playdough be.

Rubbery Playdough Recipe Step 3

Step 4:

When you’ve heated the mixture for a minute or two, it will look something like this. From this point it will quickly change to finished playdough. Don’t burn it.

Rubbery Playdough Recipe Step 4

Step 5:

When everything sticks to the tool you’re using, the playdough is done. It will look like this.

Rubbery Playdough Recipe Step 5

Step 6:

Remove the finished playdough from the pan, but remember that it’s hot, so you should let it cool a bit first. My finished playdough looked like this, and it’s really rubbery, just like we wanted.

Rubbery Playdough Recipe Step 6

Another great thing with the added oil is that it will work against the other ingredients, since they have a tendency to dry out your hands. Enjoy!


20 thoughts on “Rubbery Playdough Recipe”

  1. This is the best ever play doh I have made! You were lucky you just came up first on my Google search! We have blue, yellow and red and I could tell from the start it was good. I feel it will last. Thanks

  2. To answer some questions…the food coloring doesn’t least its hasn’t yet and we’ve made this 3 times. The oil doesn’t stain either.Play dough,so far,has lasted 2 weeks in air tight container.

  3. Playdough came out perfect! Had a Baby/Toddler craft party and the recipe I used for the Playdough was the worst. I made Playdough from this recipe and it came out perfect! This is a great quick way to make Playdough… I redeemed myself and have now made batches of Playdough to give out to the Moms!

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