the easiest playdough recipe: no burning of pots required

The last playdough recipe that I posted was great but I wasn’t digging the idea of having to boil it on the stove each time. I’m thrilled with this recipe I found via Infarrantly Creative that takes all of 5-10 minutes to make and no stove-top is required.  


– 1 1/2 cups flour
– 1/4 cup salt
– 2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid mix {you can use one but you’ll get a darker color and sweeter smell of using 2 packages}
– 1 cup boiling water
– 1 1/2 tablespoons oil


What you do:

– Mix flour, salt and Kool-Aid well in a large bowl.
– Add boiling water and oil and then mix with a wooden spoon until it sticks together.
– When cooled and you can handle the dough mix the rest by hand blending all the color in so it is a nice even color


* It might be pretty sticky from the kool-aid just keep adding flour until it’s a nice consistency. Or use food coloring and use essential oil or vanilla for scent.

* Knead it on a piece of wax or parchment paper for easy clean up.

* Keeps for about 3 months when stored in an airtight container.

About Amanda

Amanda Robinson is the eco-chic, green living, fitness loving mom behind Natural Mommie. Since early 2009, Amanda has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their lives without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to give up their hip mama selves and trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. She can often be found sipping green tea, behind her camera, diy’ing, instagramming, in the middle of a workout, chasing her two little boys around her farm or with her nose in an ingredients list in efforts to help other moms become more aware of what is really in the products they buy.


  1. Ohhh, I have been on the hunt for a good playdoh recipe..thanks for sharing this :-)

    • You’re welcome Erin! Have fun!

      • McKalyn Ezop says:

        I made the boiled kind when I was teaching pre-school. Instead of vanilla flavoring I used vinegar to discourage my students ( 18 months to 3 years) from eating it. If it smells bad they wont put it in their mouths…

  2. Thanks for sharing! About time I made some for my 2 year old!

  3. Thanks. I have 3 kids!

  4. Thank you. I have three little ones.

  5. McKalyn Ezop says:

    Thank You for sharing, I really enjoy this sight, especially now that I’m a Nana/Grandma with 6 grandsons.

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