Dozen Playdough Recipes and Ideas for Play

All kids love playing with playdough.  Here are some of the best playdough recipes I’ve found from the web, along with a bunch of different ideas of ways we can use playdough to play and learn with our kids.

1 – In the blog, Creativity in Progress, Sunghee created a fun way to showcase those mini-playdough tubs to be party favors.

2 – Denise of Mom in Madison had fun making texture disks with her dough, imprinting various plants.  This is a great way to study botany.

3 – This us a great picture tutorial on how to create a dough bowl.  It is not in English, but the pictures are perfect!

4 – Anna of The Imagination Tree has a whole collection of playdough posts, including one where she describes the different tools and toys her kids use to enhance the fun!

5 – Lisa made an all-natural Herbal Scented Playdough.  I love how she dried her creations.

6 – Caz of  A Little Learning had fun this past Easter recreating playdough eggs with her kids.  They used yellow dough for the yolk, wrapped white dough around it and encased it in a plastic egg.

7 – Jill of Meet the Dubiens had fun teaching her kids about the earth by creating a playdough model earth complete with a core, mantel and crust of continents and oceans.

8 – Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Playdough.  It sounds yummy!  This is a fun moldable treat that Amanda enjoyed as a kiddo.

9 – We used play dough to explain letters that look alike to our kiddos.  My son especially is very spatial.  This activity resonated with him.


Playdough recipes and activities

10 – Nicole is on MomLoop and is the creator of The Activity Mom.  She created edible playdough with frosting – looks delicious.

11 – Cheryl of Little Running Teacher made little surprise balls.  She hid blobs of paint inside plain dough for her kids to squash and discover.

12 – Sand Play Dough is fun, almost as much fun as digging in the real sand at the beach.


Do you have a favorite playdough recipe?  Or a favorite activity that you do with your kids?  I’d love to hear about it.

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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).