Homemade Play Dough Recipe...A Recipe For Fun

Who knew there was so much to know about making homemade play dough? Making playdough involves the use of recipes and requires mixing and boiling and constant stirring. Oh my!

You can come up with all kinds of fun and easy craft ideas to use with these homemade dough recipes. Enjoy this special and creative time with your kids sharing new and interesting craft ideas.

In all honesty, you do not have to be a whiz in the kitchen to whip up a batch of play dough for your tiny tots. Though there are a number of recipes for making play dough; they do vary greatly on how closely they match up with the real thing.

If you are making the play dough for a toddler to provide a stimulating tactile experience, you may want to choose a simple no-cooking recipe like peanut butter play dough. For older children who want to mold and sculpt their dough, you'll need to go with a cooked play dough recipe.

Homemade Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe:


  • peanut butter
  • dry powdered milk
  • honey

Starting with a ½ cup of each ingredient, mix and knead until the dough sticks together. Add equal amounts of ingredients until you make the desired about of play dough. A batch of peanut butter playdough will last for a least a week if refrigerated. This play dough is totally edible.

Cooked Homemade Play Dough Recipe


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 cup water with food coloring
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar

Mix ingredients together and cook slowly stirring continuously until the mixture becomes thick. Remove from heat and knead the mixture. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

As long as they're closely supervised, let the little ones help. Time spent in the kitchen with mom or dad making play dough will not only result in a fun toy but also fond memories for parents and children.

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