DIY Play Dough Toys

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Play dough toys must be several things:  durable, versatile, not-a-choking hazard and most importantly – easy to clean!

So many of the kids favorites we don’t *actually* play with as they are a pain to clean up afterwards.

What I love about this toy option is that the play dough just falls off once it’s dry.  No more scrubbing!!

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DIY play dough toys

Supplies Needed:

  • Outlet Covers
  • Acrylic Paint (yes, it will eventually flake off the covers, but paint clean up is easier)
  • Paint Pens
  • Giant Googly Eyes
  • Hot Glue Gun

 

Batches of Play dough.

Pictured are a number of our batches of play dough.  We use gel food dye to get intense colors – liquid dyes just don’t cut it!

DIY play dough toys

 

Play Dough Recipes to try:

And if none of those work, check out our list of :

  • 11 favorite play dough recipes – including several gluten free and edible versions.   Every recipe on this list I have tried and my kids have enjoyed.

 

DIY play dough toys

I love it when the kids look at my “plan” for a project or an activity and change it, add to it and create something all new and all their own creation.  We were inspired to create face parts from reading about Allison, of No Time for Flashcard’s, playdough activity day.

I had every intention of drawing eyes, noses and even ears onto our covers.  The kids had a better plan.  They dug out the remaining googly eyes that we had and the hot glue gun.  We glued those to the covers.  And instead of human noses, the kids made pig noses.  There was much snorting and giggling going on as they created their faces, and wore the “masks”.

DIY play dough toys

My only regret is that we did not have more googly eyes.  They were in high demand – you can never have enough eyes!



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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).

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