Home made play dough

Want an activity to connect with your kids? I love this activity that can be a whole day activity or one that takes only a few minutes and the kids can play with while I finish up some chores. This dough can be kept in a sealed bag or box for a few days and if it starts getting sticky then add more flour!

OR you can bake it and then paint which is fun! It takes 1,5-3 hours to bake depending on how thick the dough is. Turn oven on 175degrees C (350 F) and bake for at least 1,5 hours. Let it cool for about 10 minutes and then paint.

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What you need to make play dough for 3:

  • 600ml of boiling hot water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 300gr fine salt
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • 300gr flour (+ around 100gr more once it’s all mixed together)
  • A bowl, gloves (optional) and spatula


  1. Mix together water, oil and salt (also food coloring if you want to add color)
  2. Add flour in a few chunks at a time while stirring
  3. Finish on the table and add flour as needed so it’s not sticky (use gloves - its hot and sticky to begin with)

We’ve been doing this for the past 6 years and I used to do this as a kid so been in the family for over many many years. Got this particular recipe from an Icelandic website 

Tag @fitbysigrun if you try it out for a repost!