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Making Homemade Play Dough #kidsinthekitchen

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I’ve been seeing them for years; different colors, scented, mixed with herbs and flowers. I’m talking about Homemade play dough. I consider myself pretty crafty but this isn’t something ever attempted on my own. I was always intimidated. This week after seeing a couple more gorgeous activities and simple recipes I knew we had to give it a try.

I used the simplest recipe I could find.
Homemade Playdough for Kids
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup cool water
Making Homemade Playdough
I added the flour and salt to a bowl and let Shae add the water and mix mix mix. It took her about 10 minutes to get everything incorporated enough to turn out onto the table. She played and rolled and kneaded, creating different shapes and designs. She ended with a strawberry and star. The next step is to bake them and paint them.
Homemade Playdough
Playing with play dough is a great way to let little hands explore. It’s a fantastic medium for endless ideas like jewelry, ornaments, figurines and more. Trust me this process was simple, the cleanup of the table afterwards was way more work.

Did you have fun in the “kitchen” this week? Did you try a new food or a new kid friendly restaurant? Did your littlest ones use their snacks to count to 10? We invite you to share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen.

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  1. I’ve made my own play dough (not with my kids – but as a project with a class of 2nd graders) but I’ve never baked it. SUCH a great idea!

  2. Good idea! I HATE cleaning up play dough. The last time I let them play with it they put their Legos in it and I think I’m still picking it out!

  3. Nicole @ One Punky Mama says

    We did something similar to make Christmas ornaments one year. It’s really awesome that you can make this kind of stuff at home and not have to worry about whatever junk commercial clay is made of. 🙂

  4. I’ve seen home made play dough recipes before but haven’t actually made it with my kids. Although, my mother-in-law has made play dough for them before. Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. This sounds like a great idea. My mother used to make play dough for us. I would like to try this with my girls.

  6. I love making homemade playdoh. And this recipe looks MUCH easier than mine!

  7. thank you for the invite! have a fun weekend 🙂

  8. Homemade play dough is a staple in our house and in my preschool classroom! SO many fun things you can do with it, don’t even get me started. 🙂 Thanks, as always, for hosting such a fun party!

  9. I hate the smell of Play Dough brand clay so making it myself is a nice option!

  10. Hmm, anything wrong with me making it for myself to play with? LOL

  11. Jo-Lynne Shane {Musings of a Housewife} says

    so fun! I haven’t made homemade playdoh in YEARS but I remember my preschool kids loving it. 🙂

  12. It sounds like you found a great recipe! Thanks for linking up with us at Share It Saturday!
    Colleen at Sugar Aunts

  13. We also enjoy making our homemade playdough. Our recipe is slightly different, but also very simple, you can check it here http://stepfordska-supruga-en.blogspot.com/2013/03/homemade-playdough.html

    I really prefer doing it so, because i eactly know which ingredients I’ve put in and it’s much easier to clean it than the store-bought one.

    p.s. Found you via linky part at We made that!

  14. We love homemade playdough at my house! My daughter also loves helping make it. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!

  15. I love how such a simple recipe can provide such much learning and fun! Thanks so much for linking up to this week’s Discover & Explore!


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