11 Fun Play-Doh Recipes and Activities For Kids

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Are you looking for fun and engaging activities for your kids? If your kids are still very young or just toddlers, you may want to engage them in sensory activities, and one way to do this is through clays or playdohs. Playdohs are, to put it simply, safe, reusable, and kid-friendly modeling clays. Playing with playdoh helps kids develop their fine motor abilities. This is due to the fact that as they shape, smash, and roll the playdoh, children swiftly develop the muscles and strength in their hands. 

With that in mind, I have here 11 fun play-doh recipes and activities for kids to enjoy! 

11. Edible Marshmallow Play Dough

This particular homemade playdough is pretty easy to make and is tasty. It uses easy ingredients you probably already have at home. And it wows your kids to make playdough out of something they already love.

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10. Easy No-cook Sand Playdough Recipe

This sand playdough recipe makes a super fun, squishy, and textured playdough that is perfect for beach and ocean themed playdough activities.

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9. Color Changing Play Dough

Color changing play dough is so much fun! It’s a cool experiment to do with kids and so fun to play with too.

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8. Easy Homemade Play Dough Recipe For Kids

Recently the kids wanted to play with playdough but we didn’t have any on hand so we decided to make some using our easy homemade play dough recipe.

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7. Gluten-Free Peppermint Play Dough (Edible, Non-Toxic)

This natural homemade gluten-free playdough recipe is made with edible, non-toxic ingredients, including freshly harvested peppermint leaves for a fun sensory-rich play dough experience! Learn how to make this easy gluten-free play dough + learn all about the benefits of this healthy and beneficial indoor activity! This nature inspired crafts activity will please the pickiest of kids, and ease your worries with its safe and wholesome ingredients!

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6. How to Make Glitter Play Dough

This glitter play dough is easy, sparkly, and best of all it’s a no cook recipe. You probably already have everything you need in your kitchen cupboards to make this recipe.

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5. City Play Dough Activity: Plus Free Printable Accessories

There are tall city buildings, cars driving along the road, and a train zooming by! This city play dough activity is easy to set up, and lots of fun for any kids who are keen on cars, trains, and the busy city.

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4. Easy 2 Ingredient Fruity Scented Playdough

We’re joining in with 12 months of sensory dough again this month, and this time everyone is making scented doughs. We had a lot of fun making this easy fruity scented playdough with only 2 ingredients, and you can adapt the recipe to make as many different flavours and scents as you like. Easy is always a definite plus for me, and I was really happy with how quick and simple this variety of playdough was to make.

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3. Fun Ways To Help Your Child Have A Great Year At Kindergarten

When it was time for my oldest to go to kindergarten she was excited. She didn’t have any doubts about what to expect and on her first day of school, she turned around waved a big goodbye and that was it. No tears. Nothing. Four years later when it was Little Man’s turn, his story was a little different. He cried the first week and clung to my hand when I dropped him off but gradually the support from our amazing school staff and his classmates made going to school so much more stress-free for him.

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2. How To Build Your Own Forky From Play Dough

We enjoyed everything about it, especially Forky, the newest and funniest character of them all. He’s a little neurotic, a little fearful and completely lovable!

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1. Donut Playdough Counting Mats

Teaching basic maths to little ones is a really important building block in learning. As an early years teacher I found music and play to be great tools for teaching numbers and counting.

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