Playdough fun 

By Words Grow Minds February 15, 2024 3:02 am

Creating with play dough is a perfect opportunity to connect with your child. It’s also an excellent example of sensory play, allowing a child to explore the world through their sense of touch.  

Making your own at home together is almost as much fun as crafting your creations! 

You will need: 

  • 2 cups of plain flour 
  • 1 cup of salt 
  • 1 tablespoon of oil 
  • 1 cup of hot water 
  • 2 drops of food colouring 


  1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. 
  1. Mix hot water, oil and food colouring in a jug. 
  1. Pour liquid ingredients into dry ingredients Stir well until combined.  
  1. Knead well on a floured surface. 

When you’re happy the mix is done, store in an airtight container, to keep the dough fresh for the next time you use it.  

Create food for your café, make animals for a zoo or construct a building for a busy city – the sky is the limit! For an extra sensory element, add beads, rice or even glitter to discover the different textures and how this changes the mixture.  

*Adult supervision is essential when making this recipe