The BEST Play Recipes

We’ve searched high and low to find all of the best play recipes and compile them in one place!

So far we have over 50 recipes, in four different categories.  We will continue to update these collections so be sure to pin this post to read later!

12 Playdough Recipes

We have over a dozen unique and fun recipes for you to create play dough with your kids, including several edible varieties and glow-in-the-dark versions.

play dough recipes

Slime – LOTS of ways to make it!!

Your kids will love exploring the squishy textures of these recipes of goop, gak, silly putty, slime and oobleck!

lots of slimpe recipes

Sensory Recipes

…and other things you can make with your kids.

We’ve found moon sand, edible water “seeds”, kid scrubs, gigantic bubbles, and SO many other recipes for sensory play and creation.

sensory recipies to browse


Homemade Paint Recipes

Who needs to buy fancy sets of paint to make art?  All you need is a kitchen and one of these fun colorful recipes!

LOTS of paint recipes to browse

If you are a kids activities blogger who has a recipe – leave a link so we can check out your “ingredients for fun”!!

LOTS of play recipes

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About Rachel

An original "Quirky Momma" blogger and "Mommy" to six kids under six, when Rachel is not wiping crayon off the walls or wading through laundry, she can be found exploring and creating with her kiddos. She hopes to be someone who acts justly, loves kindness and walks humbly before God (Micah 6:8).