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23+ Different Homemade Playdough Recipes For Preschoolers

From edible playdough to therapeutic playdough, this list of 20+ playdough ideas has got you covered. We love that most of these homemade playdough recipes can be made with items you will find in your pantry. 

collage of different homemade playdoughs.

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DIY Playdough Recipes Kids Love

Why spend money on store-bought playdoughs when you can make a variety of these on your own. From edible playdough to sparkly this list of 23+ easy homemade playdoughs has got your covered.

Easy Edible Playdough Recipes

While most homemade playdough recipes use pantry items here are few easy homemade recipes made only with food ingredients that can be fun for the whole family.

Art Project FAQs

Some of the recipes below contain only two ingredients like cornstarch and lotion or cornstarch and conditioner. You can even make edible playdough with ingredients like frosting, peanut butter or Nutella mixed with powdered sugar.

A lot of the playdough recipes require cooking and most say that the cooked version ends up being smoother if you are making the classic flour type play dough. However, we have several no-cook playdoughs in this list you will want to try.

No, in this list you will see where white vinegar or lemon juice was used instead of cream of tartar. Or altogether just different ingredients completely. In this list, there are at least 9 different no-cream of tartar playdough recipes to consider.

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We hope your preschoolers and young kids loved these playdough recipes. We know that this list can come in handy the next time your preschooler needs a little extra sensory play!

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