No-cook Edible Play Dough

I am constantly on the run for simple .. DIY activities for lil A 🙂 Though there were many versions of DIY dough on the internet .. I found this extremely simple and effective 😀

This is completely edible as well ..


  1. 1 cup flour (any flour will do) I used wheat
  2. 1/4 cup salt
  3. 1/2 cup warm water
  4. A few drops of food colouring


  1. Mix the flour and the salt
  2. The food colouring is to be mixed with the warm water
  3. Add the water to the flour stirring all the way.
  4. Knead the dough so that the flour is absorbed. If at all the dough seems sticky, you would just need to add more flour.

And this was the output for us 😀

The next day when I gave to Aadya .. she was impressed .. Check out what all we did …


Shapes, chapati and then our favorite balls 😛

So when you are giving the dough be sure to give some toys and shape cutters .. I gave her a popsicle stick to cut since we dint have any shape cutters at home right now .. 🙂

Will surely post more ideas and our dough tales in more posts to come ..

Oh and do store it in an airtight container for it to last longer than a month 🙂






  1. Arun

    July 7, 2017 at 3:50 am

    That’s a lovely bonding between a wonderful mom and her gorgeous kid 🙂

  2. Gayathri

    July 7, 2017 at 10:14 am

    Thank you 🙂

  3. Priyanka

    September 28, 2017 at 11:10 am

    That’s a great DIY, also kids would enjoy playing with it

    1. Gayathri

      September 28, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks .. Do let me know how the children enjoyed !

  4. Ophira

    September 28, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    This is so easy to make, I didn’t even think of this ? Thankyou for giving me this super simple diy idea

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 2:24 am

      Glad u liked it 🙂

  5. mummyingainteasy

    September 29, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Now this is what I call simple..I am a no DIY person but ths looks so easy peasy that I can actually do widout going wrong.

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 2:23 am

      All my DIYs are easy 😀 check them out .. I am a lazy person who loves Doing stuff for the children!

  6. Motheropedia

    September 29, 2017 at 2:40 am

    I love this recipe. I know i’m going to try it. PS: The recipe might be non-edible but your tree looks delicious!!

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 2:44 am

      haha! that tree wasn’t ours .. but .. the dough is edible! you missed out the “edible” tag

  7. Akshaya

    September 29, 2017 at 4:23 am

    Commercial playdo dries out so fast, and isn’t great for younger babies especially… this looks much nicer! May be too lazy to do this, but bookmarking it 😀

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 9:56 am

      It is actually very very simple .. Takes not more than 5-10 min

  8. Mala

    September 29, 2017 at 4:24 am

    Oh wow, I had no idea we could make play dough at home. My son loves playing with it and we are constantly buying a new packet every month. This is awesome.

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 9:57 am

      This is more economical if you ask me 🙂

  9. thelattemom

    September 29, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Play dough is a big hit in my home too. Both the home made ones as we all the store bought ones. If i don’t have food colour handy, i put haldi or spinach/ coriarnder/ beet root juice in to the dough for natural colors.

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 9:58 pm

      Thanks 🙂 that was on my next todo 🙂

  10. Anupriya Gupta

    September 29, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    This is an extremely economical and handy recipe for a fun activity. Thanks for sharing

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 9:59 pm

      You are most welcome anupriya .. Do let me know .. How the child liked it 🙂

  11. ourlittleworld2016

    September 29, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Lovely.. had tried the cooked homemade edible play dough.. this is simpler and looks equally good.

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 10:00 pm

      It gets better with maida 🙂

  12. Charu Sareen Gujjal

    September 29, 2017 at 6:58 pm

    This looks so simple and yet so much fun. Am surely trying this with my kids soon. We a tually have all the required things at home, apart from the shape cutters.

    1. Gayathri

      September 29, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      We use steel kitchen utensils 🙂 for that

  13. Neha @growingwithnemit

    September 30, 2017 at 10:36 am

    This DIY looks so easy, will be trying it for sure. Thanks for sharing this idea.

  14. Vaishnavi

    September 30, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Love this idea! Going to pass it on to my niece!! She would actually like to even do this by herself!

    1. Gayathri

      September 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      Thank you 🙂 do let me know how she likes it

  15. kreativemommy

    September 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Super idea. Edible clay look great and the best part is its safe for kids. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Gayathri

      October 1, 2017 at 7:07 am

      🙂 u are welcome ..

  16. Disha Bhandari

    September 30, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    This is one handy DIY especially for when there is messy play and self play involved. Thanks mama

    1. Gayathri

      October 1, 2017 at 7:07 am

      😀 that it is ..

  17. pinkdazzleblog

    September 30, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I was planning to make my own play dough.. Will surely make tmrw since I have exact measurements! Thanks

    1. Gayathri

      October 1, 2017 at 7:06 am

      🙂 good luck .. Do let me know of the outcome

  18. lensq

    October 1, 2017 at 10:02 am

    this is amazing!

    1. Gayathri

      October 1, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Thanks! Glad u liked it

  19. Nayantara | MommyingbabyT

    October 5, 2017 at 10:43 am

    This is brilliant. I am trying these out today.

    1. Gayathri

      October 5, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Awesome 🙂

  20. Deepika

    October 5, 2017 at 7:12 pm

    What a fantastic idea! Must try ?

    1. Gayathri

      October 6, 2017 at 1:03 am

      🙂 Thanks .. Do try and let me know how the little one liked .

  21. Mamma Bear | Nikita

    October 5, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Ahh good to know that. I was concerned about how long it will last but you answered that as well. I will be trying this with my Laddoo soon. Looks like the safest play dough around. Thank you for sharing the recipe <3

    1. Gayathri

      October 6, 2017 at 1:02 am

      The batch lasted more than 2 months for us 🙂 when stored properly after the play!
      I ditched it because I was bored 😀

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    January 6, 2018 at 1:07 pm

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