DIY and How To’s,  Fun Learning

Playbased Learning: Easy Homemade Play Doh even your kids can make!

Tired of constantly buying playdoh only to have your child turn around and leave it out- ruining it again? Try this easy recipe to make your own for sensory and imaginative playbased learning. So simple even your kiddos can make!

Homemade Playdoh

If you have a small child who is obsessed with play doh like me- you know how I feel when I say, I loathe it. I’m so sick of buying container after container just to throw it away again. So- I decided to make my own. Homemade playdoh is wonderful for sensory play- however I can’t stand it. I’ve spent well over $200 before I decided to start making my own.

Today however, I made him do it himself. I combined all the ingredients below, sent him to his outdoor mud kitchen and let him go to town. With little help from me- he was about to make his own that he was so incredibly proud of!

Here’s the ingredients I combined into a bowl and sent Tripp outside to his mud kitchen.

DIY Playdough ingredients:

  1. 2 cups all-purpose flour.
  2. 3/4 cup salt.
  3. 4 teaspoons cream of tartar.
  4. 2 cups lukewarm water.
  5. 2 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  6. Food coloring, optional.

We added a few extra things to give out playdoh some texture from things we found from our nature walk we took earlier like pebbles, shells, flowers and pine cones.

Together, using our imaginations we came up with a few fun creations!

a birds nest we made
An angel we made wings out of leaves
Our flower cake

What do you guys think about this fun DIY project? Comment below with any other ideas and tips for our next activity!



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