Homemade Microwave Play Doh With Broken Crayons

The Agents and I went all crafty and made homemade play doh.

What You'll Need

3/4 cup flour 
1/4 cup salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 tbsp oil
broken crayons

{Note: It doesn't seem to matter how many crayon pieces you use, although more pieces tends to result in brighter colors. I would guesstimate we use the equivalent of three full crayons.}


Add oil and crayon pieces to microwaveable cup/bowl and heat for 1-2 minutes or until melted, stirring occasionally (a popsicle stick works well). Mix in flour, salt, and water. Microwave an additional 1-2 minutes, stopping to stir about every 30 seconds. Let cool and transfer to floured surface. Knead. Play.

{Note: At first it's a bit funky. The more you knead it the better the consistency. Also, if you heat it too long, the edges start to "crust" but this is easy to remove.}

It yields approximately the amount you'd find in one "regular" canister of store-bought play doh. Keep it in a container with an airtight lid and toss it when it gets gross. (That's my totally expert scientific advice.)

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