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

  • Author: The road to loving my Thermo Mixer
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5


  • 300g flour
  • 220g salt
  • 250g water
  • 30g oil
  • 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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  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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