Baking Soda & Cornflour Playdough DIY


This playdough is so much fun to make, it’s like a little science experiment as well, my kids and I have such fun with it. I love the way it dries and gives off a subtle pearl shimmer. You can leave it white, add a bit of food coloring, or leave it white and paint it when dry. There are so many fun crafts and shapes you can make with it.


  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/2 cup of cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • food coloring (optional)


Mix all the ingredients into a pot, bring to a simmer stirring constantly until it starts thickening up. Remove off the heat as soon as it looks like mashed potato!





Allow it to cool slightly till you can touch it with your hands. Leave white or add color at this stage.

Time to play!


This playdough dries pretty fast so I like to keep it in clingfilm and use as I go. See those tiny little things to the left of the photo? Yep, my cute girls spent hours creating miniature food. A great activity for bringing out creativity!


Ice-creams, croissants, bread, cake, fruit bowl, watermelon…there is even a plate of meat and 2 veg! They could play with this all day. The other day they made all sorts of animals.

Of course mommy was also having fun in the workshop, creating and inventing! I like to leave it the original brilliant white, add some texture, some spices to give it an earthy color. But I’ll leave that for another post!

Go on and give this DIY a go…you don’t have to have kids to make this stuff! I’ll show you next time!

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