Alum Playdough Recipe

This alum playdough recipe is a great option for homemade playdough that lasts. It is fairly easy to make and has great texture and feel, making it easy to mold and shape. This is one of the best replacements for commercial playdough, you can even store it old Play-doh containers as long as you keep it in the fridge. As a result, if you do have alum around this is a great choice which you can use again and again and makes a great playdough your kids will love.

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Alum Playdough Recipe

Ingredients for this alum playdough recipe:

  • flour – 2 cups
  • salt – 1 cup
  • boiling water – 1 cup
  • alum – 2 tbsp
  • cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • food coloring

Directions for this alum playdough recipe:


  • Combine the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowel
  • Add in the boiling water and the cooking oil
  • Stir until consistent
  • Add food coloring (divide and add different ones if you like)
  • Place on piece of wax paper to dry
  • Knead and then put in a container or use immediately

This alum playdough recipe will create playdough that can last a couple of months if you keep it in the fridge in sealed containers. It is a great way to make something very close to real playdough that will last for a long time. Keep in mind that this playdough is NOT edible. It is very easy to make multiple colors using this playdough recipe as you can divide the mix right before adding the food coloring. This is one of the most popular playdough recipes.

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  • samia

    HI
    thank u for these great recipes.i have made it at home and sell it to earn somemoney.
    but i faced aproblem that when i cooked large amounts of the mixture the flour combined together and formed little masses (small balls).
    I cooked it in low heat and stir continuously .

    please answer me to solve this problem in my email:almohandesa98@yahoo.com
    thank u
    samia