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Cornstarch Playdough

Use this playdough recipe to turn ingredients from your pantry into a fun activity for your kids!
15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • 3/4 cup white glue
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp mineral oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Non-stick pot
  • Wooden spoon


  • Add cornstarch and glue to a nonstick pot.
  • Mix together and then add mineral oil and lemon juice.
  • Blend well. 
  • Cook over low flame stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. 
  • Remove from heat and use a little additional mineral oil around the top of your clay mixture.  
  • Remove the mass from the pot with your hands.
  • Knead until smooth.