Berry Bubble Dough

This no-cook bubble dough was fun to make from just a few ingredients – and it had an amazing fragrance!

Berry Bubble Dough - no cook play dough made from liquid hand soap!

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I’ll be honest – I actually wanted some pump dispensers for another activity, so bought some liquid hand soap from the dollar store. But it pained me to just pour it all away without using it, so I decided to make bubble dough! I’d seen recipes that use shampoo or dish soap, but then I read a post from Creative Playhouse that suggested hand soap or shower gel could be used.

So here’s what I used to make the dough:

  • ½ cup berry-scented liquid hand soap
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp oil (I used vegetable)
  • Fine glitter (optional, but why wouldn’t you?)

You can make bubble dough without the oil but apparently it makes it softer and stretchier, so that sounded like it was worth including to me!

I mixed everything together and it was SUPER sticky.Berry Bubble Dough

But after adding a little more cornstarch and some kneading it turned into a proper dough. Although I did get some help!

The finished dough was really soft, and had something marshmallowy about it. It was somehow crumbly and moldable all at the same time! And of course it smelled fantastic!Berry Bubble Dough

Here’s a quick video showing how I made it:

F had a good time pulling, pushing and working with this dough. It wasn’t like our normal homemade play dough, but it’s useful that this is a no-cook recipe so that my son could help me make it.

Berry Bubble Dough - no cook play dough made from liquid hand soap!

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