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The BEST Play Dough Recipe
Play dough is fun, easy to make and provides kids with hours of fun. Once you have your play dough, all you need is a clear, solid surface, a few household items for props, and imagination.
Kids can roll, sculpt and mold with play dough --and some homemade recipes are even consumable! We love that play dough allows children to use their imagination while strengthening the muscles in their fingers. Playing with play dough can be done independently, but it’s even better with friends.
Here’s What You'll Need To Make The Best Playdough Recipe:
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- 2 cups of flour
- 2 tbsp. of oil (any oil will do, coconut oil, vegetable oil, even olive oil)
- 1/2 Cup of salt
- 2 tbsp. cream of tartar
- 1 1/2 cup boiling water
02 of 08
5-Minute Play Dough
This recipe only takes 5 minutes to make, and since it uses Kool-Aid for the dye, the colors are vibrant and lovely and it smells delicious!
Here are the ingredients you'll need to make the play dough:
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- 1 cup of flour
- 1/4 cup of salt
- 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
- 2 Koolaid packets
- 3/4 cup of water
03 of 08
Candy Play Dough
This completely edible play dough recipe only uses 3 Ingredients. Since it uses Peeps, it works best in the Spring when Peeps are more readily available, but I've found peeps year round, so don't worry!
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- 3 peeps
- 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil
- 3 Tablespoons of powdered Sugar (and some more for dusting)
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Sick Day Play DoughContinue to 6 of 8 below.
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Peanut Butter Play Dough
Edible play dough that doesn't crumble is a favorite with our kiddos. You'll need 3 ingredients to make Peanut Butter Play Dough, and let me tell you, this recipe is worth every minute. It's a huge hit with kids and adults alike!
Ingredients for Peanut Butter Play Dough:
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- 3 Marshmallows
- 2 Tablespoons (roughly) of Peanut Butter
- 1 Tablespoon of Powdered Sugar
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Shiny Play Dough
We've found that kids LOVE shiny things, and play dough is no exception. You can make play dough shiny by adding makeup, and it works amazingly. You can also add other blingy items to play dough to make it shine like:
- demerara sugar
Whether you like classic, super soft, or shiny play dough, these play dough recipes are some of our favorites because they get kids having fun, using their imagination and being social. It’s one of our favorite developmental activities!