It is so quick and easy to make this Homemade Playdough Recipe. Your kids can help and everyone will love learning how to make homemade playdough.
Homemade Playdough Recipe
My kids love to get creative and they absolutely love Playdough. I love allowing my kids to be creative and help out in the kitchen and this week we tackled this Homemade Playdough recipe. It is very easy and comes together in just 15 minutes!
The process of mixing the playdough is super simple and adding the color is so fun for the little ones. Kids get the hands on experience of watching liquid turn into dough in a total of 5 minutes tops and can start playing with it within minutes of cooling.
Best of all your kids can choose the color they want. Kids love that part!
Homemade Playdough recipe is perfect for the kids to make and give to their friends, their cousins or to each other. How great would your child feel giving a gift they made from the heart?
We whipped up some Green Homemade Playdough, but you could do any color!
What type of ingredients for homemade playdough do you need?
It is also a great idea to have wax paper on hand to easily roll the playdough out and keep your counters clean. This really makes for easy clean up.
I like to add only a few drops of food coloring so it does not get too messy. Kids love to knead the dough and create their very own favorite playdough recipe.
It is so simple to make homemade playdough and much more fun than just purchasing store bought. You are going to love making playdough with your kids. I promise it is SO easy and budget friendly.
My kids love to help and we have so much fun! If your kids love playdough, they are also going to go crazy over this Color Changing Homemade Playdough Recipe.
Let’s learn how to make homemade playdough!
Once you start making your own playdough at home, you won’t buy store bought anymore. It is frugal and easy and so much fun!
You always can have fresh playdough to enjoy and it is so fun for kids to choose the color they want. There is just something about watching the different colors come together and knowing that you made it.
Ingredients for homemade playdough:
- 1 Cup of Flour
- ½ Cup of Salt
- 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
- Food Coloring (optional) – here are my favorite kinds
With just a few simple ingredients, you can make playdough. If you thought it was complicated or expensive, it really is simple and frugal to make playdough at home.
How to make easy homemade playdough:
2. Place on the stove on a low temperature and continue stirring until the sides start un-sticking from the pan.
3. Now is the time to add in the drops of food coloring. I added in about 15 drops because I wanted my playdough to be really green.
4. Stir all the food coloring in and wait for the liquid to turn into a dough ball (you can see in the picture, as my dough started forming).
5. Once the cooking process is complete just remove from the pan and lay on foil or wax paper to dry for about 5 minutes. Knead the dough as needed.
6. After that let your kids play with it. Easy!
Note- You can adjust to 1/3 cup of salt if needed for this play dough recipe.
This is our favorite playdough recipe!
Kids can be so creative and can make balls, houses, fish and lots more. I brought out some heart cookie cutters and my kids had so much fun making green hearts out of the fresh playdough.
Now I made this for St Patricks Day for the kids, but you can make this for any holiday or any occasion.
Make Homemade playdough recipe for gifts!
In fact, I made these cute printable labels for you, so if you want to make them into gifts, you can add an adorable label. You can download the printable here.
I hope your kids enjoy this FRUGAL craft as much as mine have. 🙂
It is super easy and more fun to make your own than just grabbing store bought playdough. The kids will love helping to make this.
We love this great recipe. There are others and many varieties including peanut butter, essential oil and more.
We love this super easy basic recipe though. It is perfect for the kids to help with and lots of fun.
The kids have so much fun playing with this playdough but I think they have just as much fun making it too. Get everyone involved and have the best time.
These are the memories everyone will look back on and remember for a long time.
For even more ideas, try these 27 Easy Homemade Playdough Recipes you can make today! It so easy to make homemade playdough and you can easily make scented, edible, glitter and more varieties of playdough at home!
We are trying to make more of our own products at home so it just makes sense to make playdough. I love knowing exactly what is going into the things we are using.
You won’t find any hard to pronounce words or unknown ingredients when you make your own products at home. Plus, it saves a bunch of money.
I feel like we can give our family better products while also saving our household money. It is a win all around and that makes this Mom happy. 🙂
Let us know how you like the playdough and how it turns out for you all.
Learn how to make Homemade Playdough Recipes that your kids will go crazy over. It so easy to make homemade playdough and you can easily make scented, edible, glitter and more varieties of playdough at home!
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