No Cook Playdough

Everyone has their own version of playdough. This is mine. Am I saying its the best out there? Absolutely not. It’s just the one I’ve been making for years. 

No Cook Playdough
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
  1. 300g flour
  2. 220g salt
  3. 250g water
  4. 30g oil
  5. Colouring added to the water (or you can colour separately by hand after its kneaded)
  1. Add everything to the bowl.
  2. Blitz on speed 7 until just combined.
  3. Knead for two minutes.
  4. If its too dry to your liking just add a little bit of water at a time to reach your desired consistency. If its too wet for your liking add a little more flour. I find playdough texture is a very personal thing.
  5. Store in a container in the fridge.
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By |2017-06-12T11:23:35+00:00January 5th, 2014|Categories: Children's Art and Craft|4 Comments

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Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.


  1. Pamela October 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    I found this was very sticky to start with but the addition of a bit more flour (I didn’t measure the extra), a bit more kneading and letting it sit and dry out a tiny bit resulted in a lovely soft texture. My 2.5 yr old loved helping me make this and played quite a bit longer than usual with her playdough today.

    • Pamela November 10, 2014 at 9:39 am - Reply

      Just a follow up to my first comment. After storage in the fridge the playdough just went soooo sticky it was impossible to play with. I tried in vain to fix it with flour, oil, cream of tartar, cooking in the microwave but to no avail. I just chucked it in the end 🙁

  2. Lidia May 17, 2015 at 6:48 pm - Reply

    Made this play dough for my 2 year old today.
    Fantastic!!! added a little extra flour and some extra kneading, pink food colouring and it was perfect!!
    Thank you so much!!!!

  3. Sarah January 6, 2016 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Mine is still sticky…added a lot more flour twice over and it’s still like playing with bread dough. Would love to know why mine isn’t as nice looking as yours Peta?
    I used Himalayan punk salt and coconut oil, wholemeal plain flour and tap water. Any of that seem off to you or should be right?

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