13 Adorably Cute Playdough Recipes

My kids love playing with playdough, and I love making it for them. So here are some cute playdough recipes for you to use!

Playdough is such a great activity for your kids to do. It’s quick and easy to set up, and there are so many ways your kids can play with it.

Playdough is a great sensory activity and really lends itself well to imaginative play. Giving your child a huge lump of playdough and some cookie cutters, beads, plastic knife, or other toys will give them something to do for hours.

Here are some playdough recipes you can make at home for a fun and cheap activity!

13 Cute Playdough Recipes

Homemade Playdough
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Basic Homemade Playdough Recipe

Are you tired of buying playdough at the store? This Homemade Playdough is ready in just 10 minutes and only uses five ingredients that you probably have already in the kitchen. It is super simple to make and requires no cooking, so the kids can even get involved. If you have kids, having a good homemade playdough recipe is essential. Follow along while I teach you how to make homemade playdough.


Aromatherapy Playdough
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Homemade Aromatherapy Play Dough  Recipe

This Homemade Aromatherapy Play Dough is so fun. It is easy to make, leaves the skin soft, and has many health benefits. Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Grapefruit, or Orange oils will all be perfect for delicious smells!

Koolaid Playdough
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Kool-aid Playdough Recipe

Have some Kool-Aid? Make this wonderfully scented playdough! You can use different flavors to make different colors and scents, adding another sensory element to this fun activity.

Slow Cooker Playdough
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Slow Cooker Playdough

Make homemade playdough in your slow cooker using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Have fun with this easy no cream of tartar playdough recipe.

Glitter Playdough
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Glitter Play Dough

This glitter play dough is easy, sparkly, and, best of all, it’s a no-cook recipe.  You probably already have everything you need in your kitchen cupboards to make this recipe.
Gingerbread Playdough
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This fun gingerbread playdough recipe will get your kids in the holiday spirit this year! It’s a quick and easy project for you to complete for your preschoolers and kindergartners since it is easy to put together. All you need is a few ingredients, some silly mixins, and some printable gingerbread playdough mats.
Color changing Playdough
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Color Changing Play Dough

Color-changing play dough is so much fun! It’s a cool experiment to do with kids and fun to play with.
Black Space Playdough
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Space Playdough

Have some space-obsessed kids? This soft and stretchy black playdough is perfect for space-themed play!
Sand Playdough
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Sand Playdough Recipe

This easy, no-cook sand playdough recipe makes a super fun, squishy, and textured playdough that is perfect for beach and ocean-themed playdough activities.
Thermomix Playdough
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Thermomix Playdough Recipe

Homemade playdough got ridiculously easier thanks to the Thermomix. You and your kids will have hours and hours of fun with this homemade Thermomix Playdough recipe.
Gluten Free Playdough
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Gluten-free Play Dough Recipe

You can make this homemade gluten-free play dough recipe with your kids, and unlike the commercial brands, it is also non-toxic and chemical-free for the safety and enjoyment of all children.
Cornstarch Playdough
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This super soft homemade playdough recipe can be made with just two inexpensive ingredients. Kids will love it!
Edible Strawberry Playdough
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2 Ingredient edible play dough is a fun way for kids to play with play dough. The canned frosting is the main ingredient; you can customize it with any color or flavor.
I hope you enjoy some of these playdough recipes! Bookmark this page for your next rainy day or snow day!

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