Making your own playdough is much easier than you'd think. An extremely cheap activity for your little ones with hours of fun to be had.
What you'll need:
1 cup of plain flour
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
Half a cup of salt
1) Place all the ingredients in a saucepan on a low heat. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens & forms a firm dough texture.
2) Leave to cool.
3) If adding food colouring, make a well in the centre of the dough, add a drop of food colouring, fold the dough over the food colouring and knead until it is coloured all over.
**Store the dough in an airtight container such as a plastic bag or box, then keep it in the fridge. The dough should keep for up to 12 weeks if refrigerated.