Work Those Motor Skills with Homemade Playdough

Work Those Motor Skills with Homemade Playdough

his is the playdough recipe which I have been using to make for school for quite a while now. I originally found it at


What you’ll need:

  1. 8 tablespoons of plain flour
  2. 8 tablespoons of plain flour
  3. 2 tablespoons of table salt
  4. 60ml of warm water
  5. 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil 
  6. food colouring (optional)


  1. Add the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a smaller mixing bowl add the warm water, oil and a few drops of food colouring.
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the large mixing bowl with the flour and salt and mix with a wooden spoon until the ingredients have combined.
  4. Dust your work surface with a small amount of flour and place the dough on top.
  5. Knead the dough for a few minutes until smooth.
  6. If your colour is not intense enough you can add more food colouring.
  7. Store in a sealed container or zip-lock bag to keep it fresh. Removing the air prevents the playdough from drying out and going hard. We also recommend storing it in the fridge.