Crafting With Mema – Making Homemade Play Dough

We’ve started a new Monday series here at NanaHood, called “Crafting With Mema“.  These posts will include patterns, recipes, and fun craft projects to do with your kids or grandkids.  The ideas won’t be difficult (if anything, we’ll err on the side of SUPER EASY), and we hope we’ll inspire YOU to do more crafting!

Today, Mema and Martha join forces to show you how to make homemade “flour dough” or play dough. It’s a lot easier than you might think!
Video One – Making Playdough:

Video Two – Making Playdough:

So, to make super easy homemade play dough, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • food coloring (optional)

Mix flour and salt together.  Add food coloring to your water, and add water to the mix.  Mix it all together until it’s a soft, sticky ball.  Flour your table, and then knead the dough for a few minutes until it’s no longer sticky.  Then, play, play, play!

Happy crafting!!

Don’t forget… if you and your children/grandchildren create something from one of our Crafting posts, we’d LOVE to see photos (or videos).  Along those same lines, we are also interested in posting YOUR video or photo tutorials, so if you have crafty kiddos and want to share, please send an email to

About “Mema”: Cheryl Booth has been crafting for more years than she cares to remember, and has shared her love of crafts with kids in her home, in Bible classes, at summer camp, and elsewhere.  You can visit Cheryl’s craft shop online at

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