15 Incredible Playdough Recipes

These homemade playdough recipes are some of our favorites! I have been making playdough with my kids since they were little. My kids aren’t always excited about crafts or activities, but easy play dough recipes are always a hit.

15 Incredible Playdough Recipes
Homemade playdough recipes are easy to make at home!

Homemade Playdough Recipes

If you haven’t tried making playdough, start with one of these! If you already love making playdough at home, you will love the crazy variations we made your own playdough yet, you’ve got to try one of these.

Some of these play dough recipes smell delicious, some of look gorgeous, and some you can even eat!

Batman Playdough Recipe

Perfect for the little boy who loves super heroes! from Crayon Box Chronicles.

Chamomile Playdough Recipe

Use a tea to create this calming playdough, by Squiggles and Bubbles.

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream Play Dough for Kids

Chocolate Ice Cream Easy Playdough

Make this yummy smelling dough that looks just like chocolate ice cream at Kids Activities Blog.

Chocolate Pudding Homemade Playdough

Use a chocolate pudding mix for this playdough from Coffee Cups and Crayons.

Best Playdough Recipes to Make at Home

Christmas Glitter Dough Recipe

Fun and festive for the holidays, these green and red playdoughs add a little sparkle! from Love and Marriage blog.

Coffee and Cream Play Recipe

This recipe takes a little coffee and a little cream for cappuccino inspired playdough. From  Tutus and Tea Parties.

edible play dough - Kids Activities Blog

Edible Playdough Recipe

Perfect for the little ones who want to play, but still put everything in their mouth at Kids Activities Blog.

play dough made from peanut butter and marshmallows

Peanut Butter Edible Playdough

Yes, this one is made from peanut butter, and it tastes so good at Kids Activities Blog.

Pomegranate Play Dough Recipe

Using arils from a pomegranate, you can make playdough! from My Nearest and Dearest.

Pumpkin Playdough

This playdough is great for the fall pumpkin season! by Momma Doo.

Root Beer Float Playdough Recipe

Here is a recipe for a vanilla playdough and a root beer playdough that looks so tasty. from Crayon Box Chronicles.

Easy Rose Playdough Recipe

This playdough smells just like a bouquet of roses! Perfect for Valentine’s Day. by Mama Rosemary.

shiny play dough recipe

Shiny Playdough Recipe

This super shiny playdough adds a little something from your makeup bag at Kids Activities Blog. 

Sugar Plum Easy Playdough Recipe

Soap and flour are the two main ingredients in this great smelling playdough, from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.

Make Yummy Marshmallow Play Dough at Home 

Mix a marshmallow and peanut butter for this fun adaptation of playdough, from Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails.

How do you make homemade playdough without cooking?

Softest Play Dough

So what did we need to create our no cook play dough?
1 part Hair Conditioner or lotion
2 parts Corn Starch

How do you make easy homemade playdough?

best playdough recipe ever

-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

Is it safe to eat homemade playdough?

Edible Play Dough Recipe

Yes and no. Most traditional homemade playdough recipes have ingredients like excess salt, lotion or paint that are not safe to eat. There are edible playdough recipes that are created with food ingredients.

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  1. Thank you so much for including our Root Beer Float play dough! Fun collection. 🙂

  2. Yeah! Thanks so much for including our rose playdough in this super fun collection! It looks like I must try them all!

  3. Such a great collection! Thank-you so much for including our Chamomile Playdough!

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