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DIY Play Dough Fun for Your Little Ones

Making homemade play dough with your kids can be a great way to encourage creativity while spending quality time together.

Jello Play Dough

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Jello is the secret ingredient in this scented play dough that can be made in a wide range of pretty colors. Head over to Pre-K Pages to learn more.

Crayon Play Dough

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If you don’t have any Jello in the house, use bits of broken crayons to make your own colored play dough. Sugar Aunts has the details.

10 Minute Microwave Play Dough

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When you’re in a hurry, this quick and easy play dough recipe is the perfect option. It can be made in just 10 minutes using your microwave and Kool Aid packets for color. Visit Lovin’ Our Chaos to learn more.

Edible Ice Cream Play Dough

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If your kids tend to put everything in their mouths, this play dough recipe is the perfect choice. It’s made with powdered sugar and frosting for a 100% edible modeling material that looks just like ice cream. Bitz & Giggles has the recipe.

Edible Peanut Butter Play Dough

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Assuming your kids aren’t allergic to peanuts, this edible play dough combines snack time with play time using peanut butter, honey, and powdered sugar.  Visit Coffee Cups and Crayons for the details.

Edible Nutella Play Dough

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Who doesn’t love Nutella? This edible play dough is so delicious that you’ll be tempted to sneak a bite too! Still Playing School has the recipe.

Calming Lavender Play Dough

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This aromatherapy play dough is made with lavender essential oil for a special calming treat that is sure to soothe stressed out kids. Living Well Mom has the recipe.

Cinnamon Play Dough

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Cinnamon scented play dough has a rich fragrance that’s perfect for fall and winter play. Mamas Like Me has the recipe.

Gluten-Free No Cook Applesauce Play Dough

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This gluten-free play dough recipe smells like apples and is an excellent choice for young children with sensory processing disorders. Head over to Little Bins for Little Hands to learn more.

Frozen Play Dough Kit

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This recipe for glittery winter play dough and accessory kit suggestions is the perfect treat for the little Frozen movie fans in your life. Mama. Papa. Bubba. has the details.

Mermaid Play Dough Kit


Pair homemade coconut scented play dough and sand dough with seashells and beads for a mermaid-inspired building experience. Visit Study at Home Mama to learn more.

Pirate Play Dough Kit

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Coconut scented conditioner gives this play dough a fun beachy sent. Play Dough to Plato explains how to use this DIY recipe to make your own pirate themed play dough kit.

Star Wars Play Dough Kit

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This play dough kit uses a no cook, no tartar recipe and black gel food coloring to create a flexible modeling material kids can use to recreate all their favorite Star Wars moments. Learn more at Little Bins for Little Hands.

Cupcake Play Dough Kit

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With this clever play dough kit, kids can make their own pretend vanilla or chocolate scented cupcakes. Mama. Papa. Bubba. has the details.