Today, I want to share some of the best playdough recipes and playdough activities with you.
This weekend we have a little one coming to visit and one of the things she wants to do is make homemade playdough. Easy enough! After we make our own playdough she will have hours of fun getting creative as we make some of her favorite creations.
Since it is spring, we will also be doing some fun spring activities because the weather will be a bit warmer.
Benefits of Playdough
Besides providing hours of fun for children, there are a lot of benefits of playdough.
- It helps develop fine motor skills.
- It is a quiet and calming activity for children.
- Helps with hand-eye coordination.
- Let’s children explore with creativity.
- Encourages playtime and imagination.
- Increases curiosity which can turn into knowledge.
Best Playdough Recipes
You might be surprised at just how easy playdough is to make. There are lots of playdough recipes around and you can even make them more fun by adding scents and glitter to them.
Here are some easy play doh recipes that you can make at home with only a few ingredients.
1. 3 Ingredient Playdough from A Cowboy’s Life
2. Pantry Ingredient Playdough from Savvy Saving Couple
3. Aromatherapy Playdough from Craftbits
4. Edible Jello St. Patrick’s Day Playdough from Ottawa Mommy Club
5. Cornstarch and Lotion Playdough from The DIY Nuts
6. Gluten Free Playdough from Strength and Sunshine
7. Chocolate Playdough from The Craft At Home Family
8. Kool-Aid Playdough from The Best Ideas for Kids
9. Crayon Playdough from ABC’s of Literacy
Bonus Playdough Recipes
Peanut Butter Playdough from Team Cartwright
Marshmallow Playdough from Team Cartwright
No Salt or Flower Playdough from Emma Owl
Apple Playdough from Easy Activities for Kids
Cake Mix Pink Princess Playdough from Crayons and Cravings
Pumpkin Spice Playdough from Crayons and Cravings
Apple Scented Playdough from Crayons and Cravings
Strawberry Playdough from The Denver Housewife
Shaving Cream Playdough from My Joy Filled Life
Microwave Playdough from The Soccer Mom Blog
Homemade Sparkle Playdough from Juggling Act Mama
Homemade Gingerbread Playdough from Mombrite
Gluten Free Peppermint Playdough from Moon and Spoon and Yum
Apple Pie Spice Playdough from Active Littles
Fun Playdough Activities
Free Printable Playdough Activity Mats from Two Pink Peonies
Ice Cream Playdough Activity from Team Cartwright
Build Your Own Forky from Simple Everyday Mom
Box of Chocolate Playdough Activity from My Joy Filled Life
Playdough Ornaments from There’s Just One Mommy
Fall Playdoh Activity from Sunshine Whispers
Playdough Sensory for Toddlers from Camilla and Roman
Pirate Treasure Playdough Activity from One Time Through