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 2009, Amanda Robinson has been the source for moms to learn how to bring more balanced green beauty, eco-friendly, sustainable, organic products into their homes without being too “crunchy” or “granola”. Amanda is passionate about design, wellness and inspiring moms to make more eco-friendly and healthy choices without having to trade in their stilettos for Birkenstocks. In addition to Natural Mommie, Amanda is also the owner and designer behind Top Knot Style - a beautiful collection of handmade oversized luxury knitwear.

9 thoughts on “the easiest playdough recipe: no burning of pots required

      1. 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…

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

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