Everyone loves play dough, and chances are, your kiddies will go through their stash like it’s going out of fashion (which it’s definitely not!). So, instead of buying kilos of it each year, why not make some yourself? Just mix together flour, water, salt, cream of tartar and oil for a basic recipe or get a little bit fancy with the special blends we’ve sourced below.
DIY dough strengthens little hands, expands imaginations and saves cash, so without further ado, here are 18 recipes we’ve found for homemade play dough. Ready, steady, squish!
Kindy teachers sure know their play dough, so you can trust ‘the best no-cook kindergarten teacher playdough recipe’ over at How Wee Learn to be good!
A twist on the classic
If the supermarket has run out of cream of tartar (trust us, this happens!), then use lemon juice instead. This recipe by Mom Inspired Life is easy peasy citrus squeezy.
Dreams come true!
Spice things up
Quiet time dough
For another sensory element, add a scent. This calming lavender recipe smells fab and you can mix in purple food colouring too. Then wait for the little ball of calm to work its magic! (via The Natural Nurturer)
Dough from Down Under
A real treat
Play in the sand
Down the fairy path
Your tiny Tinkerbell will love creating fairy dust dough. Just hand them a ball of play dough, a tray full of glitter and some fairies for added magic. Then learn how to get glitter off fingers! (via Sugar Spice and Glitter)
To infinity and beyond
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