by Schae Richards

Ages: 4+ (with assistance)

Do your kids like to create shapes? Do they have a creative imagination? Then this is the perfect craft for them! Make different colors, shapes and sizes with this homemade play dough. It will keep the kids entertained for hours!

Neon-colored Play Dough

Ingredients: *makes about 3 pounds of dough

  • 1 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1-2 cups flour
  • Gel food coloring (use as needed)


  1. Boil water and salt.
  2. Combine other ingredients with the water and salt mixture. Add flour as needed.
  3. Mold dough into four balls (or how many you want).
  4. Add food coloring and knead dough until the color is blended.
  5. Use cookie cutters and/or other tools to make different shapes and designs.