This is the softest play dough you’ll ever make and the best bit – no cooking on the stove.


  • 1/2 cup shaving cream
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 2 drops food colouring


  1. Mix together equal parts shaving cream and corn starch in a bowl.
  2. Roll out on to a clean board then knead it until it starts to form dough.
  3. Add a few drops of food colouring to colour it, then knead some more.

Notes... Add more cornflour if the mixture is too wet. Add more shaving cream if the mixture is too dry.

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    • 17 Jun 2016
      8:16 pm

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  • does the shaving cream make it smell funny?


  • Love this idea of making playdough like this.


  • I had to read that twice as I thought I saw shaving cream as one of the ingredients but it did! interesting idea thanks


  • That is an interesting way of making playdough.


  • Wow, this is so surprising but such a clever idea. I love it.


  • I can imagine it is soft. But my youngest (T21 just turned 6yrs old) still eats play dough and I wouldn’t like her to stick this in her mouth.


  • Is shaving cream safe to use, I would have thought it had toxic ingredient, they will soak into their hands?


  • Something fun to make.


  • If the mixture is too wet, add more corn flour as needed


  • Found our new craft project for Monday :)


  • Oh will definitely have to give this one a try! Looks super easy!


  • This is our go to recipe! so easy to make and we get hours of fun, only negative is that it does not store the best. Does anyone have suggestions on how they store theirs?


  • This looks good but wondering if anyone has found a brand of food colouring that doesn’t stain your fingers?


  • Interesting I didn’t know you could make dough with those ingredients. Would be keen to know how to store this best and how long?


  • Ohhh – thank you for sharing!

    This looks like it would be so easy to make and I think it would have a very unique texture too! Brilliant, thanks! We will try making this tomorrow


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