Whether you’re dealing with a rainy Summer break day or a Winter snow day, making some play dough is a great way to entertain. I’ve collected some GREAT play dough recipes and activities to help squash the boredom. Some of these are even edible, so you can mark off playtime AND snack time all at once!
Edible Play Dough Recipes
Peanut Butter Play Dough
Over at Coffee With Us 3, Jamie has a delicious and fun Peanut Butter Play Dough. Your kids will love to help make and eat it! With peanut butter, marshmallow, and powdered sugar this is a treat.
Scented Play Dough
Jade at Jonesin’ For Taste adapted a play dough recipe to make it even better. By adding delicious spices this play dough isn’t just fun to touch! The smells make it even more enjoyable to play with.
Honey Play Dough
This sweet play dough recipe comes from Donella at Glue Sticks and Gumdrops! Adding honey gives the play dough a delicious scent.
“The Best” Homemade Play Dough
Marci perfected her play dough recipe at My Heavenly Recipes after wanting to avoid the chemicals in the store bought stuff. This soft and pliable play dough can even be colored using Kool-Aid to give it great color and an amazing fragrance!
Inedible Play Dough Recipes
Soapy Play Dough
This play dough recipe from Maura at Happy Deal Happy Day uses dish soap in the ingredients. This can add a fun new fragrance to play time. Remember that this recipe is NOT edible though!
Conditioner and Corn Starch Play Dough
Back at Happy Deal Happy Day, Maura and her daughter made play dough out of corn starch and hair conditioner! This two ingredient play dough is super simple to make and smells like whatever conditioner you use! Check out the video to see them make this stuff together!
Rainbow Sparkle Play Dough
This sparkly, colorful play dough looks so nice! Using glitter and essential oils makes this a recipe you CAN NOT EAT. Ruth at Living Well Spending Less used this recipe to help teach her kids about cooking! Can you beat some fun with some learning?
Bonus: Play Dough Activity!
Play Dough Popsicle Activity
Once you’ve found your perfect Play Dough recipe, check out this fun instructional from Khrista at ezeBreezy. She makes this rainbow popsicle look sweet and simple. It almost makes me want to take a bite myself!