Super Soft Playdough

This super soft playdough recipe is so easy to make. It requires no cooking and is made with a unique ingredient for squishable soft results.

Super Soft play doh made with hair gel


Rolf and Harp are both crazy for play doh. They go through several cans a week on average. I tried making a scented play dough when they were smaller, but we found that it molded really fast. That was enough to make me not want to make it again for YEARS.

play doh made from hair gel



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Last week they needed play dough and the idea of going to the store for playdough to keep my sanity, because like I said, they NEEDED it (ie the little one was whining for it. Anyone ever see that old movie the Creepshow? Recall the old man chanting for cake? Harp was kinda like that but she was making a fuss for PLAY-DOH) made me feel a little overwhelmed.

homemade play doh


Going to any store with a tired, demanding child sounds like the worst idea ever. So, I decided to just make it again and hope for better results.

I made this playdough with a bottle of cheap hair gel, because doesn't everyone have hair gel as a craft supply? The results are super soft and squishable.

play doh supplies

Ingredients

1/2 cup of clear hair gel; the cheap stuff from the dollar store will work just fine!
1/4 cup of water
1- 1.5 cups of flour 

Directions


Place 1/4 cup of water and 1/2 cup of clear hair gel in medium size bowl.

play doh supplies

Add 5 drops of neon food coloring to the liquid mixture.


homemade play doh

Stir until well combined.


Add 1 cup of flour to the liquid.


Begin stirring until the contents begin to clump.
At this point, you will decide if you need to add additional flour. If the mixture feels sticky, add an additional 1/4 cup of flour, and continue to stir.

diy play doh


When the flour has been incorporated, test for stickiness. 
Add additional flour if needed
When the playdough is not sticky, it is ready to play with!

super soft playdough

Store in an airtight container when not in use.

diy play doh

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