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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  • mom19782016
    • 17 Jun 2016
      8:16 pm

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  • This looks great. Would have to keep it away from my 8 month old though so might wait until she is older and can enjoy it too.


  • My daughter loves this stuff. She actually made it herself before I even saw the recipe. It is beautifully soft, love it.


  • Now that sounds easy. Off to the shops for some no name shaving cream!


  • Look forward to trying this one.


  • An interesting variation – thank you.


  • Such a soft, sensory craft for the school holidays


  • Can’t wait to make this !!


  • This looks so cool


  • Looking forward to making this is the school holidays


  • This sounds like a fun activity with the kids. Any problems if they eat it?

    • Well, it’s got shaving cream in it so best not to make if they tend to eat stuff!!


  • Definitely trying this with my boys.


  • Will try this!


  • We have just tried this and it’s great and easy to make especially as we had all the ingredients in the house
    Thanks for the great craft idea


  • Thank you i was trying to find a safe dough recipe for fun finger play and this one is great and easy to make!


  • Oh we have been looking for this recipe, my children are obsessed. Thanks for sharing.


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