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Best Homemade Playdough Recipes


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Until just recently, I never knew that you could make your own play dough, until I did an online search to buy more playdough replacements for my son, since all of his dried out within just 2 weeks.

Let me tell you, I am so happy that the homemade ideas came up, cause they are absolutely amazing! You will save a ton of money and it doesn’t dry out as quickly as the store bought kind, and homemade playdough is a lot smoother.

Here are the many different ways you can make your own playdough, by different methods, and/or using different ingredients.


1. This recipe comes from the Domestic SuperheroI’ve already made a few batches of it for M using this recipe, and it’s a must try! You can take a look at some of the green color I made.

This is a very small portion of the amount the recipe will make

2. Same ingredients as above, but with a different method, is used by Tinker Lab. She also has a no cook playdough recipe you can check out, although I personally prefer the stove-top.

02/23/18 : I just made playdough today with ↑these↑ directions from Tinker Lab, and it turned out awesome! I love that I can make more than one color at a time. It definitely makes more than enough for you to store some away for later.

In the picture below, Michael is playing on his Play doh Play n’ Store table. I highly recommend this table! Michael loves the shapes on the side to use the playdough on, but I personally love the storage on each side that keeps everything in one place!

Michael loves the homemade playdough

3. This next playdough recipe is by Stay at Home Educator, and is made without cream of tartar and is no cook.


4. This playdough from Modern Parents Messy Kids uses Jell-O in place of food coloring.


5. This Kool-Aid Playdough recipe from The 36th Avenue is no cook and doesn’t use cream of tartar.


6. A no salt and no cream of tartar playdough, comes from Just A Mum.


7. Emma Owl uses corn starch and baking soda instead of flour and salt for this homemade playdough.


8. This recipe only requires 2 ingredients. Check it out at Our Best Bites.

04/10/18 – This ↑ recipe really is silky smooth! Just make sure you don’t put too much conditioner in it, or else it will be sticky. And make sure not to put too much cornstarch, or it will be too tough. I went along with the directions, then just added a little bit more of each until I found the consistency I liked. I didn’t add any coloring to it, so the consistency may be different if you do. I will note, that a fragrance free or lightly scented lotion or conditioner is the way to go. Even though my conditioner smells amazing, it’s actually quite strong and the smell is still on my hands. My hands are still nice and soft though!


9. Over at momdot, you will find an edible marshmallow playdough recipe. And you can make it using just the microwave.


10. Last, but definitely not least, is this amazing edible peanut butter playdough from Oh, Sweet Basil.


Leave a comment below letting me know what you think, which one you like the best, or if you have a homemade playdough recipe not listed here that you would like to share.


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