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How to Make the Best Playdough Recipe For your Child

Team StoryWeavers|June 6, 2020|

The mere prospect of working from home as well as entertaining your little ones can be a bit hollowing after a point. After spending a few hours watching TV and playing with their toys, there is still plenty of time left in a day for them. In such cases, how can you keep your children engaged?

Here’s an interesting art and play activity to do just that!

Did you know that you can make super-easy playdough in just six steps! And, the best part is that this all-natural playdough is non-toxic, involves no cooking, and is so simple that you can make it in no time.

Let’s learn how to make playdough with flour and vegetable paints

Prep time: 10 minutes

Materials Required: 

  • Plain Flour – 1 cup
  • Table salt – ½ cup
  • Water –  ½ cup
  • Food colour or vegetable colour – You can refer to our blog here to make natural paints using vegetables.

To make coloured playdough balls:

  • Divide the dough into equal parts and make small balls.
  • Add a few drops of food colour or vegetable colour to these balls, and press them to ensure that the colours are evenly distributed.

If you seal and refrigerate them, the playdough will last for 2-4 weeks.

This homemade playdough is a great way to introduce your children to various shapes, sizes, and colours. And, once they learn to make sculptures of animals, trees, fruits, or vegetables, you can preserve them too. All you have to do is bake the sculptures in an oven at 300 degrees for 30 minutes, or until they are completely dry.

Was this article helpful? Do share your fun playdough experiences with us in the comments below.

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Tanaya Goswami

Books are Tanaya Goswami’s first love and cheesecakes come a close second. Talking about movies, music, calligraphy, politics, and Elon Musk will get you listed under the friends’ section of her diary. Ever since moving on from her job as an English lecturer, she spends her time at BYJU’S crafting stories filled with emotion and sprinkled with sarcasm. Outside of work, she’s either learning something new (French, most recently!) or is curled up with a book and a cup of coffee. She firmly believes that discovering what you don’t know is the key to knowledge and is constantly working towards improving herself. Drop in a line at storyweavers@byjus.com if you liked her stories, have something nice to say, or if you have compelling ideas to share!

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