Fluffy Play Dough

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Learning Framework?

  • Physical
  • Intellectual
  • Emotional
  • Social

Endorsed by


  • Physical - Fine motor skills, kneading, pinching and grasping the play dough.
  • Intellectual - Exploring by creating anything they like. Compating textures and identifying them such as soft, slimy, hard and sticky.
  • Emotional - Gain confidence through play.
  • Social - Share with family members about their creation.

With everyday items found around the house, you can make your own play dough that is much softer than the ones made with flour and water.
Skill Level
Suitable for
3-4 years old
Estimated time
15 - 30 mins

What You Will Need

  • Ice cream stick
  • Flour
  • Food colouring
  • Conditioner

Step 1


Gather the materials.

Step 2


Involve the child in the process of making the play dough. Mix 1 cup of flour and 1⁄2 cup of hair conditioner together using the ice cream stick.

Step 3


Stir the mixture until you get a soft but non-sticky dough.The consistency may vary depending on the type of flour and hair conditioner.

Step 4


Add in the food colouring. Knead until the colour is spread out.

Step 5


Encourage your child to express themselves freely with the play dough.

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Ask the Kids

Why is the play dough so soft?

What did we mix to get this dough?

Do you think adding more flour will make it harder or softer?

If you like, share what your kids answered in the comments below