This is the softest play dough in the world, thanks to a recipe based on silky quick oats with zero salt. It’s a great homemade alternative store-bought play dough. Just note that because there is no salt, it will only last for a day or two.
To make the play dough, stir together 1 cup flour, 2 cups quick oats, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Add 1 cup water and 2 tablespoons olive oil, stirring to form a dough.
Sprinkle on extra flour as needed, if the dough is still a little sticky.
You can add food coloring, but we decided to leave ours natural. I liked this because it really looked like cookie dough! But instead of mommy using it all up for cookies, this dough was all Veronika’s to play with.
She loved using it with a play dough kitchen set, including pots and pans, cookie cutters, and little spoons and knives.
We even rolled up mini cookies.
She later transferred the dough over to her tea set, and was pouring cups of play dough “tea”.
This kept her busy for so long! And I loved knowing how natural and safe it was for her skin and hands.