Don't Burn Dinner

Homemade Play Dough

I wanted to make learning colors for my 18 month old fun today and what’s more fun than play dough?

I searched the internet for the easiest recipe because we all have limited resources due to the stay at home order. I found one that only needs flour, cornstarch, water, vegetable oil and food coloring. Pantry staples! I had it all!


1 cup flour

1/2 cornstarch

1 cup of water

1 teaspoon of vegetable oil

Food coloring to your liking


Mix cornstarch and flour in a bowl

In a separate bowl mix water, vegetable oil and food coloring

Pour wet ingredients into the dry

If it’s still too wet just add little bits of four until it becomes the correct texture

*The internet said you can mix it all together and do food coloring last..that’s a lie. It didn’t work for me and I had to redo it. I threw out a whole batch, should have taken a photo, but trust me it didn’t work the colors just blotched all over and dyed my hands. Just do it my way. Haha

I did it so that

1batch = 1 color

You can cut the recipe if you wanted to as well, but I didn’t. The more the merrier.

That’s 5 son loved it! Looked like a massive everlasting gobstopper.
I may have loved it too…

After he used it for sensory play and mixed the colors up…

I then used one of his favorite books from our dear friend. We matched the colors in the book to the play dough. (Thanks Patra) It worked! He loved it. He was having so much fun learning.

We would turn to the blue page, say “blue” then he would find the blue in the blob. We continued with all of the other colors.

I hope you get a little inspired to make some play dough and do some color learning with your little one!

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