Easy Homemade Playdough
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DIY Homemade play dough

Author: Petro


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 30 drops food coloring
  • 24 drops of lemon juice filtered through a fine sieve
  • 1/3 cup fine salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • microwave safe bowl
  • whisk


  • In a microwave safe bowl, mix water, oil and food coloring and stir with a whisk.
  • Add lemon juice and stir again.
  • Add salt and stir.
  • Gradually add flour while stirring to prevent lumps.
  • Microwave on high for 30 seconds, remove bowl from microwave and stir.
  • Put back in the microwave for another 30 seconds then stir.
  • Microwave again for 30 seconds and stir.
  • Microwave a fourth time for 30 seconds and stir.
  • It should now be in a ball.
  • Let sit for a few minutes to be cool enough so you can handle it with your hands.
  • Remove from bowl and put the play dough ball on a plate, covered in plastic wrap to cool completely.
  • Wrap cooled play dough in the plastic wrap and store at room temperature. If stored properly it should last a long time. We've made ours a few weeks back and it's still good to use. The girls take really good care of it.