Summer fun: make your own play dough

Inspired by our summer appeal, we asked the team at Quarriers Family Resource Centre to share fun, low-cost activities to try during the school holidays. Making your own play dough using a few simple ingredients is easy and lots of (messy) fun! Why not have a go?

You will need:

  • a big bowl
  • flour
  • cooking oil
  • poster paint
Download instructions

Step 1

Put the flour in a bowl.

Step 2

Add some oil.

Step 3

Give it a stir.

Step 4

Then add some poster paint – any colour you like!

Step 5

Stir the paint in.

Step 6

Now get messy and start mushing!

Step 7

If it’s too wet, add some more flour.

Step 8

Now you have your play dough!

You can start rolling and shaping and making anything you like!

And you can even keep it in an airtight bag and use it again.