Easy Play Dough
One of the activities that has been on my homeschooling bucket list for this year is to make homemade play dough with the kids. I don’t know why it has taken me 10 years of homeschooling to finally make homemade play dough. But we did it, we conquered – and it was really easy (albeit messy) and fun.
You can see by the picture above that we even got slightly fancy and added glitter into some of the batches.
Easy Homemade Play Dough
- Food coloring
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- ½ cup salt
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- Simply add water, oil, cream of tartar, salt, and food coloring in to a pan. Heat mixture until warm.
- Remove from stove and add in flour.
- Stir and knead until smooth.
- Store this dough in a Ziploc bag or other storage container.
To add the glitter we just sprinkled it in during the kneading process.
There are a ton of amazing play dough recipes and activities online. I’ve rounded up a big list of play dough activities, ideas, and recipes below. Enjoy!
Creative Play Dough Recipes
Real life homeschooling in our little kitchen. This is my messy face son, Liam. He’s pretty excited to put the red food coloring in the pan!
Fun Play Dough Activities
Play Dough Activities with The Sugar Plum Fairy’s World of Lollies and Sweets
This is Gabriel age-4, mixing away!
Large collection of Playdough Activities
Play Dough (lots of ideas and more links)
Gender Reveal Playdough <<– CUTE idea!
Download a Free Play Dough Recipes eBook from Pocket of Posies. This eBook is an instant download.
Also, here’s a helpful post if homemade play dough doesn’t go as planned, Does Your Homemade Play Dough Fail?
What is your favorite homemade play dough recipe or resource? Share in the comments! We might try it out.