Simple play-dough recipe

Makes 1 coloured ball
Prep 10 minutes

Play dough is one of those items that you go through like no tomorrow, children love it but it gets walked round the room. Eaten!? taken into the garden and so forth. Spending out on shop brought play dough is truly pointless when you can in 10 minutes make your very own. Even customise it for special occasions with colours and scents.
  • 8 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp table salt
  • 60ml warm water
  • food colouring
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
1. Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix together the water, a few drops of food colouring and the oil.
2. Pour the coloured water into the flour mix and bring together with a spoon.
3. Dust a work surface with a little flour and turn out the dough. Knead together for a few minutes to form a smooth, pliable dough. If you want a more intense colour you can work in a few extra drops of food colouring.
4. Store in a plastic sandwich bag (squeeze out the air) in the fridge to keep it fresh.