Patriotic No Cook Play Dough Recipe

This Patriotic No Cook Play Dough Recipe is just what you need to get kids in the spirit for days like 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Labor Day.  It's so much fun to whip up a batch of this and play with your kids, and including the patriotic theme makes it versatile for many holidays and events! Plus, Play Dough is a great sensory and imaginative play activity for children.  It's one of my favorite homeschool activities because they get to work on their fine motor skills, science, math, and art without even realizing they are learning! I love to read aloud while they play to keep the learning going too!

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

No cook play dough is my favorite to make.  It's easy, takes very little time, and all four of my boys can actually measure and make this on their own.  That makes it easy to manage on busy summer days when kids are clamoring for something new to do. We've made it in smaller batches, so that each kiddo could have their own ziplock bag to mix and added the food coloring in the bags before too.  The recipe below is going to help make your kids happy this summer and give you another tech-free activity to add to your summer fun list!

Patriotic No Cook Play Dough Recipe

Supplies Needed for No Cook Play Dough: 

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3/4 cup cold water
Food Coloring or watercolor paint in following colors: Red, white and blue

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

Directions for making no cook play dough:

1.   In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the flour and salt together.

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

2.  Add the oil and cold water. Mix until well incorporated.

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

3.  Remove the playdough from the mixing bowl and place on a flat, lightly floured working surface. Knead for about 4-5 minutes until a soft and elastic dough forms.

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

4.  Divide the dough up into 3 equal parts and place in 3 separate bowls.

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

5.  Add 1 tablespoon of red coloring into the first bowl. Knead for 3 to 4 minutes or until the color is evenly distributed.

6.   Add 1 tablespoon of white coloring into the second bowl. Knead for 3 to 4 minutes or until the color is evenly distributed.  You can always skip this step and just use the play dough as-is.

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

7.   Add 1 tablespoon of blue coloring into the remaining bowl. Knead until the blue color is evenly distributed.

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

Storage Tips: 

This no-cook play dough recipe can be stored in a plastic storage bag or container for up to a month.  Just watch to make sure it doesn't get moisture inside or start molding.  With this being so easy to make, you could easily throw away after using and create a new batch the next time your kids want to play.

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

Use in homeschool: 

As with any craft idea we share here, I like to give you some ways to include it in your homeschool classroom.  One of my favorite things to do with play dough is to encourage the senses.  Sensory play is so good for all ages, and there is nothing better than using a no cook play dough to make that happen.  Below are some of my other favorite picks for this patriotic themed homemade playdough recipe.

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

Our Patriotic No Cook Play Dough Recipe is a great choice you'll love making with your children.  Use this any time of year or alongside patriotic themed homeschool lessons year round!

More Homemade Playdough Recipes:

Coffee Homemade Playdough Recipe

Apple Pie Spice Playdough

Candy Corn Homemade Playdough Recipe

Hot Chocolate Playdough

Conversation Heart Play Dough

Patriotic Homemade Playdough is a great fun No Cook Play Dough Recipe that you and your kids will love as a fun summer kids craft!

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  1. This play dough looks fun! My daughter would love it! I’d love for you to share this (and any other red, white, and blue creations) at the Celebrate the USA Link Party I’m cohosting with several of my blogging friends. I hope to see you there!!

    http://www.sewcraftycrochet.com/2017/06/celebrate-usa-link-party-2017.html

    • Savanah says:

      Shared! Thanks for the invite. Going to check out the other links for fun things to do this weekend 🙂

  2. I haven’t made playdoh since my kids were little. And now I have grandkids and this would be so fun for them. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love how vibrant the colors are! This will be one of my features for Celebrate the USA party! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. I love making playdoh to go with themes!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight

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