12 Fabulous {and Fun} Ways to Play with Play Doh

Everyone loves to play with play doh.   It is a go-to activity for kids at our house.   Play with play doh is a staple of child entertainment, but are your kids wondering what to do?     There are so many things that kids can do with the gooey-goodness.   Kids Activities Blog has been inspired to find the best and most creative ways to play through our weekly Kids Meme, It’s Playtime.   Here are our favorites.

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Things to do with kids... Play Dough!!!
Play with Play Doh

Use Play dough to help teach your kids.   It can be great for developing pre-writing skills.

Have a playdough birthday party – pretend it is your big day, or throw a party for a treasured stuffed animal or pet.

Blackberry Playdough – help your kids create with natural dyes!!   This dough looks super yummy.

Want to have all the fun of sweets with none of the calories?   How about have a pretend bakery with your child… A Chocolate Bakery!

Play with pasta and playdough.   Press the pasta into the playdough, remove and try to re-match the pasta into the impression as a mini-puzzle.

We love edible games for the kids!   One reason I am thrilled to have found Peanut butter playdough – snack while you play!     Recipe can be adapted for Almond butter for peanut-free play.


LOTS of playdough activities for kids

Things to Do with with Play Doh

Give your dolls “play dough clothes”.   These are a fun way to play pretend with your child’s toys and play dough.

Save those bottle caps!   They are great play dough accessories.   You can mix colors together and make bottle cap biscuits.

Learn how play dough can conduct electricity and create a robot!   My kids are going to love this if they were just a touch older!!

Play dough invitations to play – on trays.   This is a great way to split up the play dough if you are having a group kids activity time.

Add sprinkles to the yummy fun!   Sprinkles and glitter make everything more fun!   We have also used chalk powder as sprinkles to brighten mixed dough.

Playdough Icecream Set – this would be a terrific DIY gift activity for a little someone in your life.

Are you looking for dough that feels like sand (but isn’t???).   Sand gets everywhere and I was thrilled when I discovered this easy playdough recipe – it doesn’t ruin my vacuum!!

Playing with Dough

Do you love it or hate it?

What is your favorite way to play with play doh?

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  1. We LOVE, LOVE, LOVE playdough here. Playdough and painting are daily activities here so thanks for sharing a whole lot of fun ways to use it. 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for the feature! Love these other ideas!

  3. My youngest is just starting to get interesetd in playdough, thank you so much for this incredible reference to look at for ideas. Can’t wait to try them all out with her. Just pinned too for other families to discover.

  4. Great ideas, but too bad you can’t eat the creations, unlike with Yummy Dough! Love to send you some to play with!

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