Shop
01222

Make your own play dough

 
Play dough is easy to make and hours of fun for kids of all ages! It's the perfect sensory play activity they can do indoors and outside.
Play dough is easy to make and hours of fun for kids of all ages!

It's the perfect sensory play activity they can do indoors and outside. 

Find out how to make play dough at home for kids of all ages.
 

Play dough recipe

 

Play dough ingredients

 
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar or baking soda
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon food colouring

 

How to make play dough


1. Mix all the dry ingredients together.

2. Add the oil, boiling water and food colouring and mix really well.

3. The mixture may seem quite wet to start with, but will soon begin to dry out.

4. Store the play dough in an airtight container when your kids have finished playing with it.

 

Play dough play ideas

 
  • To start with all you need are cookie cutters and a rolling pin to help make the shapes. Try using other objects around the house for lots of variety.
 
  • Add glitter for a sparkly, textured effect.
 
  • Create nice smells by using scented oils or old perfumes.
 
  • If you add small pieces of coloured paper to plain play dough, the paper will soon absorb the moisture and start to turn the play dough different colours.
 
  • Add a 1/3 cup of cocoa instead of the food colouring and make lovely chocolate play dough. Perfect for making pretend cookies! 

More kids activities articles to enjoy: Image source: lapetite.com
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

Sun melted crayons

Sun melted crayons

Make the most of the hot summer sun and make your own recycled crayons without using the oven! It’s a great way to use up your kids old pieces of crayon and upcycle them into new ones.
Make your own dinosaur world

Make your own dinosaur world

Make your own dinosaur world or mini Jurassic Park! It’s a great water play and sensory play activity that toddlers and preschoolers will love. Dinosaur worlds are easy to set up with things you have to hand and kids will have fun as they make their dinosaurs come to life through imaginative play.

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterestInstagram
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name*
Email*
Town/City*
 

contact us

mailinfo@under5s.co.nz
 
advertise with us