Play Dough Recipe

Play dough after time in the snow!

Our area has been hit hard with the snow. It’s been fun! However, it can seem long… After working those gross motor skills outside, come inside and fine tune those fine motor skills. Children can help with this recipe! Including them in the making requires math and literacy skills and teaches science! How amazing to throw a few common ingredients together and reach a product you can play with indefinitely!

After you’ve kneaded your new play dough it is time to get creative! Play dough is an infinitely open ended medium. Even if you’ve played with it a thousand times there are still new ways to use it. See how creative you and your child can get!


  • Kitchen tools such as potato mashers, spoons, spatulas
  • Small containers for sorting and serving
  • Legos
  • Cookie cutters
  • Scissors
  • Stamps
  • Recycle bin items
  • Small dolls or figurines that can be washed
  • Plastic animals, vehicles, dinosaurs
  • No tools! What can you create using only your hands? With only your feet?
  • Add a few drops of essential oil to include your sense of smell
  • Add glitter!
  • Pebbles or rocks
  • Sea shells

Keep the play dough in a container with a lid to prevent drying out. Add a few sprinkles of water to revitalize when it begins getting dry. Play dough keeps a long time! Avoid playing with play dough around a carpet, it is best kept on hard surfaces. Relax and enjoy! Play dough is the ULTIMATE in comfort play. A wonderful way to spend time inside, connecting and playing with your child.

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