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Moisturizing modeling dough

This dough is great for moisturizing dry little hands! Olive oil and oatmeal both have interesting hydrating properties.



  • 1 cup (+ 2 or 3 tablespoons) of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of lukewarm water
  • 2 cups of quick cooking rolled oats (oatmeal)
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (optional)
  • Food coloring that can be added to the water (optional)


  1. Combine 1 cup of flour, oats, and vanilla in a bowl.
  2. Add water and mix until dough forms a ball.
  3. Add olive oil, one tablespoon at a time, and knead dough until oil is fully incorporated.
  4. Add cocoa powder and knead dough until it is fully incorporated.
  5. If dough remains sticky, add one tablespoon of flour at a time and knead it into the dough.
  6. Knead dough for approximately 3 minutes or until its texture is elastic.
  7. Store dough in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.
  8. If dough becomes sticky after being used a few times, add a tablespoon of oil and knead it into the dough.

Note: Since this modeling dough does not contain salt, its useful life is shorter than traditional modeling dough (about 2 weeks) and it must be refrigerated between uses.

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