Looking for fresh ideas for your homemade playdough? Then you’ve come to the right place! Below you’ll find twelve, awesome homemade playdough recipes that are awesome for enhancing the sensory play potential of a batch of playdough. Think texture, scent and visual appeal!
Homemade playdough is so easy to make and cheaper than the commercial version – which is great if your kids love to play with it a lot, like mine! So check out this list of fabulous playdough recipes for some sensory play fun with your toddler or preschooler today!
12 Fabulous Homemade Playdough Recipes
Best Ever Scented Playdough Recipe: Check out this recipe for a beautiful, smooth playdough that smells SO GOOD!
Rosemary & Lemon Scented Playdough Recipe: A deliciously scented playdough made with all natural ingredients.
Spiced Citrus Playdough Recipe: This spiced, citrus scented playdough recipe is perfect for autumn or fall.
Rose Playdough Recipe: Smells good, feels great and is sure to inspire lots of imaginary and sensory play.
Funfetti Textured Playdough Recipe: The addition of colourful, uncooked rice adds a wonderful texture to your playdough.
Chocolate No Cook Playdough Recipe: No stovetop? No problem! This no cook playdough recipe is great for inspiring imaginative play.
Hot Cocoa Playdough Recipe: A fun winter inspired playdough recipe with with three fun ideas for play.
Homemade Mulberry Playdough: The colour of this mulberry playdough is so rich and satisfying, and it’s all natural too!
Pumpkin Playdough Recipe: A wonderful representation of the colour and scent of fall.
Peppermint Christmas Playdough Recipe: This playdough recipe celebrates the smell of the holiday season!
Gluten & Corn Free Playdough Recipe: A gluten and corn free playdough recipe for children.
Easy Microwave Play Dough Recipe: A useful microwave recipe for playdough fun.
RELATED: Take your playdough fun further by trying our Homemade Air Dry Clay Recipe
Playdough Play Ideas
“Squishing, rolling, sculpting, molding . . . young children love to play with playdough. Add some props from around the home and playdough play becomes a powerful way to support your child’s learning. This simple preschool staple lets children use their imaginations and strengthen the small muscles in their fingers—the same muscles they will one day use to hold a pencil and write. Using playdough with you, a friend, or siblings supports your child’s social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and enjoying being with other people. Playdough also encourages children’s language and literacy, science, and math skills—all at the same time!” – NAEYC
Looking for fresh ideas for playdough fun, try one of these cool ideas;
Making Playdough Pictures: Use playdough as a canvas for making unique artworks.
Alphabet Fine Motor Playdough Activity: Practice learning the letters of the alphabet with this fun activity.
Stamp and Spell Playdough Activity: A great first spelling and reading activity for early readers.
An Invitation to Create: Playdough Spiders: Playdough meets Halloween for some not-so-spooky fun!
21 Christmas Themed Playdough Play Ideas: Lots of inspiration for Christmas playdough play.
21 Ways to Play with Silly Putty: These learning activities work just as well with playdough.