This simple 2 ingredient no cook playdough recipe great for kids of all ages. This quick and easy homemade play dough recipe takes about 5 minutes to make and results in hours of play because it is the softest, silky play dough recipe.
Homemade Playdough Recipe – No Cook
This is the EASIEST play dough recipe because it is no cook play dough. It only uses two ingredients and about 5 minutes to make. My kids love to mold and create with homemade play dough for hours. A bonus with this homemade playdough recipe is that after playing with the silky play dough, your hands will feel like they just had a spa treatment.
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Safety Information: This is inedible play-dough and should not be used with younger kids who are still putting things into their mouths. Check out our favorite Edible playdough recipes.
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Easy 2 Ingredient Homemade Play Dough Recipe
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Directions To Make No Cook Play Dough Recipe
Mix 2 parts cornstarch with 1 part hair conditioner in a bowl.
Stir with a spoon then dump onto flat surface and knead with hands until combined fully.
(Optional) Step 3
We have found that adding the food coloring at this stage is the easiest. You can add it in step 2, but it can be controlled so much easier in this step. Keep adding food coloring until you have achieved the desired play dough color.
How to Make Playdough Softer
Since not all hair conditioners are the same consistency, you may need to alter the amounts just a bit so it is dough consistency:
- Play dough consistency is not soft enough: Add additional hair conditioner at any step to adjust the softness.
- Play dough consistency is too soft: Add some additional cornstarch and knead into dough.
- 1 part Hair Conditioner
- 2 parts Corn Starch
- (Optional 3rd ingredient) Food Coloring or Food Dye or even glitter
- spoon or something to stir
- Add 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part hair conditioner in a medium bowl.
- Stir until combined.
- Knead with hands.
- If desired, add food coloring.
Cloud Dough Playdough Recipe
Think of this as a mix between playdough and cloud dough. It is light and airy like cloud dough, but molds better as the conditioner helps the cornstarch become more pliable.
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Homemade Playdough Gift Idea
We made our Silky Play Dough as a gift for a friend. We packaged the play dough up with glitter, a couple of play dough toys (rolling pin, cookie cutters, sequins, etc) and cupcake liners.
If your gift recipient may not be able to play with it immediately, then you can create a cute make-your-own-play-dough kit that has the two ingredients packaged separately with a printable instructions card and an airtight container for storage.
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How did your soft playdough recipe turn out? Is it the softest playdough you have ever made?