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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  • Wow I didn’t realise it was so easy to make and with ingredients I actually have at home! Thank you for posting


  • Awww, this is so simple and easy. I can almost feel how soft this will be.


  • Wouldn’t you know it. I have all the ingredients but not the kids to play with it.


  • Looking forward to trying this one!


  • This is a good idea


  • I’ve been looking for a play doh recipe for so long that is so easy to make and doesn’t turn out gluggy or too hard… This recipe worked perfectly! Thank you for sharing.


  • Will be trying this in the next week.


  • I’ve made this recipe dozens of times. You can also add a drop of peppermint or vanilla for an extra sensory experience. The only downside to this play dough is that it doesn’t keep as long as other play dough.


  • We just made this and loved it
    Thank you


  • This is great. I usually add a drop of essence to make it smell yummy too


  • Baby oil works we’ll too


  • 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.


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