Fun Dough

Fun Dough

Photo by: EDDY CHEN

EDDY CHEN

Fun Dough

Dan Pashman and Laurie March make DIY crafts a breeze on Good to Know. Their latest creative project turns everyday kitchen ingredients into artistic playthings, like this old-school Fun Dough made from baking soda and cornstarch. Not only will their recipe save you a trip to the toy store, it's cheap and chemical-free.

Yield: 1 ball of dough
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Ease of preparation: easy

INGREDIENTS

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup corn starch
Food coloring

DIRECTIONS

Mix the baking soda and corn starch in a pot. Add 3/4 cup water. Place the pan on the stove over medium heat, stirring constantly. As soon as the dough starts gathering, remove from the heat and cool. Be careful not to overcook or the dough will crumble.

When the mixture cools, knead until smooth. Put on plastic gloves to avoid stained hands. Add a few drops of food coloring and knead the dough until the color is consistent throughout. 

Keep Reading

Next Up

Meet the Lab Assistants

What qualifies these individuals to decide the right and wrong way to eat besides decades of focused trial and error?

James Wong

Learn more about James Wong, the host of Grow Your Own Drugs.

How to Deep-Fry Anything

Turn your kitchen into a state fare with Cooking Channel's easy infographic for deep-frying almost anything at home.

Five Recipes to Make with One Block of Cheddar

This year's Good to Know appetizer challenge: Five different appetizers, one very commonly found ingredient –– a brick of cheddar cheese.

Meet the Cast of Fodder

Meet the cast and crew behind the Web-original series Fodder .

David Rocco's Baby Food

Skip the jars and make David Rocco's fresh and easy baby food from scratch.

My Life in Food Resource Guide

Learn more about the people and places featured in My Life in Food.

On TV

Unwrapped

7am | 6c

Unwrapped

7:30am | 6:30c

Unwrapped

8am | 7c

Unwrapped

8:30am | 7:30c

Unwrapped 2.0

9:30am | 8:30c

Donut Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Donut Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Sugar Showdown

12pm | 11c

Sugar Showdown

12:30pm | 11:30c

Cupcake Wars

1pm | 12c

Cake Hunters

5:30pm | 4:30c

Carnival Eats

6:30pm | 5:30c

Carnival Eats

7:30pm | 6:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

The Best Thing I Ever Ate

8pm | 7c

Food: Fact or Fiction?

10:30pm | 9:30c

Good Eats

11pm | 10c

Good Eats

11:30pm | 10:30c

Good Eats

3am | 2c

Good Eats

3:30am | 2:30c
What's Hot
What's Hot

Carnival Eats

Thursdays at 9pm ET

So Much Pretty Food Here