Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Rose Nguyen Photo by: Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Rose Nguyen

Fun Dough

Kids will enjoy sculpting this dough. Use any color of food coloring paste to create a rainbow of gifts.

Southern Living JULY 2006

  • Yield: Makes about 2 1/2 cups nonedible dough
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes


  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup warm water, divided
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • Food coloring paste


1. Stir together 1/2 cup warm water and 1 tsp. vinegar.

2. Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Slowly stir in water mixture with a wooden spoon until a stiff dough forms, adding up to 1/4 cup more water, if necessary. Knead until smooth and workable. Divide dough into portions, and add desired amount of food coloring paste. Shape dough portions into blocks. Store in refrigerator in a zip-top plastic bag.


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