Play dough is an easy craft to make at home.  Here is a simple play dough recipe which is non-toxic:


1 c. salt
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. water
2 tbsp. oil
A few drops of food coloring (optional)


Mix all ingredients together in a container.  You can use a large plastic bag or a jar for mixing and storing.  After it is thoroughly mixed, the children can take off pieces of the dough and cut it into the shapes that they desire .  If you have cookie cutters, they can use them for this purpose.

Your kids can also use the dough for painting projects.  What they would need to do is form shapes that they like and let the dough harden and apply the paint after the dough hardens.  To keep the dough from sticking to your children’s hands, the kids can apply flour to their hands before handling the dough.

This is a very easy kids craft project and your kids will have tons of fun.


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