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All-Natural Play Clay | Clay Crafts

All-Natural Play Clay

Add color to this no-cook dough using ingredients from your kitchen, and you won't have to worry if some ends up in your toddler's mouth (though the taste probably won't be to her liking).


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/8 cup salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • BROWN: 3/8 cup plus one tablespoon hot water and 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • FUCHSIA: 3/8 cup hot beet juice (we used the liquid from a 15-ounce can of beets)
  • ORANGE: 3/8 cup hot water and 1 tablespoon paprika
  • YELLOW: 3/8 cup hot water and 1 teaspoon turmeric


1. In a medium-size bowl, combine the flour and salt. Pour in the oil and your chosen natural dye, and stir well.

All-Natural Play Clay - Step 2

2. Knead the dough on a floured surface for a few minutes. If the clay is too soft, add a bit more flour.

3. Store the clay in airtight containers in the refrigerator.