How to Make Cornstarch Play Dough


Great for a rainy day or group project, this play dough is simple to make and fun to handle!


  1. Combine 2 cups table salt with 1 cup cornstarch in a saucepan.
  2. Add 1 cup water.
  3. Stir constantly while cooking over low heat until the mixture is stiff.
  4. Add a few drops of food coloring.
  5. Allow to cool.
  6. Make your masterpieces, and then bake them on a foil-covered cookie sheet at 300 degrees F for 1 hour.
  7. Spray your creations with clear fixative or paint them with shellac.

Lengthen the drying time by adding 3 or 4 drops of vegetable oil.
Roll the dough out to no more than 1/4 inch for cookie cutter shapes. Spray the cutters with cooking spray.