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Homemade PlayDough Recipe

Playdough Recipe Without Salt

If you're worried about your kids eating it, make this homemade playdough recipe without salt!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 color
Author Debra Maslowski



  1. Mix together the flour, cornstarch, oil, and lemon juice.

  2. Mix together the food coloring into 1 cup of warm water.
  3. Slowly pour the water into the flour mixture, stirring as you pour. Stir until combined, then knead with your hands until the flour is completely absorbed.
  4. Allow to cool and add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
  5. Repeat process for whichever colors you want to make.


You can use any vegetable oil, but we recommend coconut oil, or at least something non-GMO.