homemade playdough

Hope you are all having a lovely week!  You can find me over at Skip to my Lou today.


Cindy is hosting a summer Craft Camp - every day in June, she'll have a new guest blogger with a fun project for kids.  The guest blogger line-up is kind of fabulous, so you'll want to keep checking back to see ideas from your favorite craft bloggers.

Today I'm sharing a great homemade playdough recipe and how-to.  I hope you'll stop by!


25 comments:

monica said...

how cute is your baby boy? he looks sooooo happy with his play dough!!!

great color choices too!

Genevieve Le Bel said...

New to you and THRILLED!!! Can't wait to try this with my Super Sophie!!!

Chiemi said...

So I have a quick question. When using food coloring, does it stain your kids hands when they play with it? That was such a fun tutorial! I can't wait to make some for my kids!

Jill said...

Chiemi - good question. The food coloring only stains your hands if you come into direct contact with it while you are kneading the color into the dough. Once it is fully incorporated into the dough, it won't stain (assuming you are using reasonable amounts of food coloring).

Crazy Gecko said...

Did you know you can also do the 'saucepan' stage in the microwave! on a low heat setting stirring every minute to keep the cooking even.
Also my daughter loves it when I add glitter (or smaller sequins!!!) when I add my food colouring! It gets on your hands when when you first knead it but then seems to stick to the mixture!!
Hours of fun!

Andrea said...

What a fun project! I will definitely be trying that with my 2 year old this week. Also, my son has those exact same pajamas - they are his fav. He's a little obsessed with tractors :)

laubao said...

I've found your post in Skip to my Lou!
Thank you for this recipe!!
I'll make it for my nephews, they'll love it!!
Greetings from Italy!

Emily said...

Gorgeous colors and such a cute little boy!

Anonymous said...

Unsweetened Kool Aid powder is a great way to color and scent the dough - and the kids don't eat it, after one taste they know it tastes terrible! It has to be unsweetened, just knead it in instead of the food coloring.

Elder Family said...

ah, homemade playdough reminds me of growing up, my mom always made homemade playdough! Thanks for the tip to Skip to my Lou - can always use some great ideas for the summer!

Adlina Husaini said...

hi creative mommy,
i never thought to diy playdough til i found ur recipe..thanks for sharing such a good info

i'll do it dis weekend wif my 1yr old son

*greeting from malaysia ^_^

Schizzo di colore said...

He is so cute and nice!!
Ciao!
Giulia

cooperl788 said...

I love the earlier comment about adding a little glitter - what a fun touch! I love this post, and I can't wait to try it out!

Summer said...

he's so cute!

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Wow - homemade playdough - that is sending me on a trip down memory lane! I used to love making playdough for my kids. I love the idea in one of the comments of adding glitter too!
Hugs,
Kerry

Liz @ LivingMySweetLife said...

I made this this weekend and we LOVE it! my boys have been having a blast with their new play dough. And it was super simple to make. we store in in a ziplock bag and it stays sooo soft! tank you!

Margaret in Canada said...

That first picture of Oscar is the cutest. That "Oh! Play dough!" expression is classic. He's so adorable!

CHILDHOOD MAGIC said...

Homemade play dough is truly the best! We sometimes scent ours with a drop of essential oil!

Cristina said...

Thank you for the receipe, but i have a question, afther i made mine, and put the food color, i let it stand for a whille, but still it was stiky when kids went to play with it. Where did i went wrong, can you help me?
Gretings from a Portuguese living in South Africa
Cristina

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

I wanted to let you know that I featured this amazing tutorial over at Little Miss Momma!

http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/07/tutorials-im-loving-now.html

Feel free to grab a button if you want ;)

happy crafting!

Stephanie said...

Hello, my daughter and I finally made playdough and she's spent hours having fun with it. Our previous recipe worked, but this is so much better. Much more like the store bought dough, only better. ;-) I linked your tutorial to my blog.

Jenny said...

Jill, just wanted to say thanks for this recipe. I made play dough a couple months ago from a different recipe, and it didn't turn out so I was a little leery to try again. This recipe was awesome! I also used the gels to color it and it turned out soft and vibrant. My two year old loved her first experience with play dough. I will be spreading the word about this great recipe. Thank you again!

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This is beautiful seeing that child manipulating those balls because I remember when my child had that age he liked to experiment with all objects he found there.

mbkries said...

my son and I love your recipe- and I've passed it along to many friends. Thanks so much!

I blogged about it here http://mbistro.blogspot.com/

Yôùcêf Ñjblãcĸ said...

thanks for post ^^

Store bought play dough is fun to play with but you can make your own at home for less
and part of the fun is making it with the kids. Here is a easy to follow recipe that can be
made on the stove or in the microwave:........

source : http://daily4info.blogspot.com/2014/01/homemade-play-dough.html