Saturday, 2 May 2020

DIY: Easy No Cook Edible Play Dough

Necessity is the mother of all inventions.
And even t
hough this is not my invention, it took me some time and trial and error to get it perfect.

So, ever since the lockdown started, Ishanvi has been requesting me to let her play with the roti dough whenever I make rotis. I would oblige and this would keep her occupied for 30 whole minutes. Since we didn't have clay/play dough at home, I decided to make my own.
So here it is DIY: Play dough recipe using as little as 5 ingredients easily available in your kitchen. O
h, and did I mention, its totally edible. ;)

1 cup maida/all purpose flour
1/2 cup salt
1.5 tablespoon oil (I used cooking oil)
food colours
1/2 cup Water

In a bowl take maida and salt and mix with a spoon. To it gradually add the 1/2 cup water and keep stirring. Now, start kneading it. Add the oil to this mixture now, to get a smooth consistency. The more you knead, the better consistency you get.
When my dough was ready I thought it was a bit hard, so I added 2 teaspoons of water, and kept kneading it. And finally I had the best texture and consistency dough ready.

I then divided it into 4 parts and added food colours that were available at my home.
You can alternatively use haldi and vegetable purees like beet and spinach in case you don't have food colours and have loads of patience unlike me.

Now knead the doug
h with the colours again, until you have the perfect coloured play dough balls ready to play.

It took me less than 10 minutes to get the doug
h ready and its totally edible, so even if your kids put in in my their mouth its totally safe.
If you are using food colours and refrigerate it, the dough can be preserved for 3 weeks.

This was a fun experiment and Ishanvi had too much fun playing with it.
At the end of the day, everyone was playing with the dough and it was perfect family bonding time with the DIY no cook edible play dough.

P.S. Please wear gloves while adding the food colours to the dough. I didnt and this is how my hand looked.


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