Fun DIY playdough ideas will keep children entertain for hours
From edible playdough to therapeutic playdough, this list of 20+ playdough ideas has got your covered. We love that most of these playdough recipes can be made with items you will find in your pantry.
What is a 2-ingredient playdough recipe?
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.
Do you have to cook homemade playdough?
A lot of the playdough recipes required cooking and most say that the cooked verision ends up being smoother if you are making the classic flour type play dough. However, we have several no cook playdough in this list you will want to try.
Do you have to use cream of tartar in homemade playdough?
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 list 9 different no cream of tartar playdough recipes to consider.
We are looking forward to trying some these playdough recipes soon.
Homemade Playdough Recipes For Preschool
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 20+ easy homemade playdoughs has got your covered.
Use pumpkin pie spice or a combination of other spices (nutmeg, cinammon, etc.) to create this fun Fall homemade playdough recipe. This homemade recipe would be perfect for treat bag for that Fall festival party.
Our children are going to love when we make this fun playdough. Use this pigment and create a one-of-kind playdough experience. Just make sure your little one doesn't put this is their mouth. Probably best for preschool-aged and above.
Homemade Playdough Without Cream of Tartar
A lot of homemade playdoughs require cream of tartar as an ingredient. Here are several different types of playdoughs you can make without cream of tartar.
Don't get frustrated with not having all the ingredients when you go to make homemade playdough. This homemade playdough recipe is perfect for a more natrual playdough and using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.
Alum powder can be found in the baking aisle or ordered online and food-grade quality. It normally can be used for old pickle recipes but it helps give this homemade playdough a soft and creamy texture.
Use senstive shaving cream and cornstartch to create this soft and fun playdough recipe. This recipe may be a little more crumbly than normal playdough, but will be a fun new texture for your preschooler to try out.
Instead of lotion, use conditioner of your choice and cornstartch to create this new sensory experience for preschool-aged children and above. Be aware that you must monitor your chilren with this recipe as you do not want them eating this.
Use gluten-free flour in this homemade playdough recipe so that ALL kids can enjoy playing with playdough. Using nautral coloring also keeps this playdough recipe completely safe. No need to worry if someone takes a close wiff or lick!
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