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Homemade playdough recipe

Homemade Playdough

Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Author Barefoot Homestead


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • a couple drops food coloring of choice to your liking, more color provides more intense color
  • a couple drops peppermint or other essential oil to your liking, more drops provide more intense scent


  • Mix together flour and salt in a bowl.
  • Mix together water, food coloring, and essential oil in a separate bowl.
  • Slowly mix liquid mixture into flour and salt mixture and stir. You may need to kneed with your hands to fully incorporate.


Note: If your playdough is too sticky, add a pinch more flour until it is the proper consistency. If it is too dry, add a few drops of water until it is the proper consistency.
Store in a sealed container, glass jar, etc. for days or even weeks of fun!
I use these amounts to make a single color, then repeat to create additional colors in separate bowls.