The Amish Cook: Homemade Play-Doh
  • Grandma’s Play dough
  • 1 ¾ cup white flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon alum
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • food coloring of your choice
  1. Place all dry ingredients in a sauce pan, stir then add wet ingredients, mix together. Next stir constantly over medium heat until mixture thickens to dough consistency. Remove from heat. Now rub a small amount of vegetable oil on your table top and knead dough on it, until smooth. It will be hot at first, letting it set for a few minutes will be fine. The oil will keep it from sticking to the table. As long as it sticks to the table you may work some oil in, only a little at a time; you will notice that as the dough cools, it’ll also be easier to handle.
  2. This is a non-toxic play dough that will last for months if stored in an air-tight container. Great grandma, who shared the recipe, says having children wash their hands before playing with play dough will allow dough to keep it’s color longer.
  3. Yield: 3 cups super soft play dough
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