Most people will end up going for the tradional playdough recipe. It works well, is easy to make, and is the same recipe your grandmother made. There are however alot of other playdough recipes to choose from and some examples include Jello playdough recipe and Cream of Tartar Playdough Recipe.
Traditional PlayDough Recipe
- 2 cups of baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup of water
- 1 cup of corn starch
- Optional food coloring
This is a really simple playdough recipe, just follow our explanation.
- Mix the ingredients with a fork until smooth.
- Boil until thick.
- The whole procedure takes about 4 minutes, quick and easy fun!
When finished, store in airtight container if you want the playdough to last longer. Feel free to try another of our playdough recipes, we have plenty to choose from!
Extended directions for Traditional Playdough Recipe
The traditional playdough recipe is really simple with few ingredients and steps, but it’s even easier with our extended step-by-step explanation with images.
We gather the ingredients, baking soda, corn starch, water and food coloring. The food coloring isn’t needed to make the playdough, but the playdough will look really boring without it.
Here you can see that I’ve mixed all ingredients but the food coloring. The color is quite boring and some green/blue/red would really make a difference.
So, to please the crowd I added some green food coloring. You can pick whatever color you prefer.
After heating the mixture for a minute or two, it will begin to look like this. From this point it will only be a quick moment until the playdough is finished, so be aware.
Here you can see how it should look when the playdough is finished. It holds together really well. It’s still hot so don’t pick it up with your hands, just place it on a plate using a spoon or similar.
My finished playdfough looked like this. Nice and greenish, ready for your imaginative creations. Good luck!