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15 Homemade Playdough Recipes

Playdough is super fun for kids anytime of year, and it’s easy to make your own homemade playdough with the kids! 

15 Homemade PlayDough Recipes

My kids never met a playdough they didn’t love to play with, and since we’re always looking for new fun ways to play, I’m sharing 15 homemade playdough recipes today.  From scented to glow-in-the-dark, there’s something here for everyone!

15 Homemade Playdough Recipes

Ice Cream Play Dough - Juggling Act Mama

It’s the perfect sensory activity for summer: watermelon and creamsicle ice cream playdough! It looks good enough to eat.
For another taste-safe option, try this pretty marshmallow playdough in your favorite colors. You could even add sprinkles for more color and fun.

Therapeutic Playdough with Essential Oils
Help your kids feel calmer by adding some essential oils to your favorite playdough recipe.


Worried about little ones taking a bite? Let them with this totally edible peanut butter playdough.


Your kids will love playing with this apple pie scented play dough in the fall and winter. It smells so good!
How fun is this glow-in-the-dark playdough recipe? Great activity for studying luminescence.
Crush up some of your favorite cookies to make this Oreo cookie playdough. Your kids will love playing “baker” with it!

Learn about color theory by combining different colors of playdough.


This soothing lavender playdough uses essential oils, too. Lavender works especially well for calming kiddos at bedtime.


Out of food coloring? Make Kool-Aid playdough instead. It smells great and looks really pretty.
Nearly everyone has some Jello in the cupboard. If you do, whip up some Jello playdough with the kids. It’s so easy!
Are your kids in a hurry to get the playdough in their hands? Almost instant playdough is just what you need!

This night sky playdough is gorgeous. It really does look like the night sky, and you can add some glow-in-the-dark stars to it, too!

Add pumpkin pie playdough to your list of things to do in the fall. Or make it now. Is there ever a bad time to smell the pumpkin pie scent?

Frozen Inspired Sparkle Play Dough

Do you have Frozen fans in your house? Sparkly Frozen-inspired playdough is a must-have.


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Angela Paris
Ang Paris is a crafting and cooking mama who is addicted to Pinterest and chocolate! Ang lives with her husband and 2 children in New Hampshire. After more than a decade multi-tasking in the workplace, she's now a full time mom, writer, and blogger who tweets up a storm!