One Pot Playdough Recipe

One Pot Playdough Recipe

I've tested a lot of different playdough recipes - cooked and uncooked, scented and not... but this one is my hands-down favorite because it comes out bright and squishy every time. The one pot playdough recipe requires a few minutes of stovetop cooking, but I promise...

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Kool-Aid Playdough

Kool-Aid Playdough

Spring has sprung a little early in our area and we've been celebrating this amazing-smelling rainbow playdough.  To make it, simply add a packet of Kool-Aid to our delightfully squishy One-Pot Playdough Recipe.  Voila!  You have Kool-Aid playdough! I've tried a few...

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Valentine Playdough Recipes

Valentine Playdough Recipes

Nothing says "Valentine's Day" like chocolate, candy and flowers - the inspiration for our four lovely scented playdough recipes. (We promise they will have you wishing Valentine's Day came more than once a year.) These Valentine's Day playdough recipes are quick to...

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Gingerbread Man in a Jar

Gingerbread Man in a Jar

This kids' homemade gift, a gingerbread man in a jar, is the perfect gingerbread playdough kit that brings the Gingerbread Man story to life! My 5 year old daughter, A, loved every step of creating the homemade gift - from making the playdough to packaging up the...

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Must-try Playdough Mats

Must-try Playdough Mats

These must-try playdough mats are a squishy, hands-on way to develop kids' fine motor skills while they practice upper and lowercase letter formation, letter sounds, 2D shapes, counting and writing the numbers 1 to 10. They're the perfect combination of fun and...

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25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

25 Fun Quiet Time Activities

When my oldest son gave up naps almost a year and a half ago, I scrambled to set up some quiet time activities that would keep him entertained for half an hour so that I could have a much needed break in the middle of the day. Fast forward to today, and we have a...

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Winter Playdough

Winter Playdough

These winter playdough recipes are a simple way to enjoy the icy outdoors during the winter months - right from the warm comfort of home! Since we've been blasted with freezing temperatures outside, I decided to whip up a few batches of winter playdough with my 2.5...

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Playdough Snowman in a Jar

Playdough Snowman in a Jar

My kids are always hate watching their snowmen slowly melt away but, with this sparkly playdough snowman in a jar, they'll never have to worry about having a dropping snowman smile again! My kids had so much fun creating families of snowmen that we decided to share...

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100 Free Playdough Mats

100 Free Playdough Mats

Playdough mats are an easy way to grow kids' imaginations, develop fine motor skills and teach important skills like counting and the ABCs. This roundup of 100 free playdough mats includes some of our favorite finds from across the web. Get inspired below and then hop...

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Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe

Glow in the Dark Playdough Recipe

This glow in the dark playdough recipe is guaranteed to make playtime exciting! And the best part is that you only need to add ONE simple ingredient to our super squishy playdough recipe to make the magic happen. Whip up your batch below and then continue the squishy,...

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Christmas Playdough Recipes

Christmas Playdough Recipes

These homemade Christmas playdough recipes are perfect for the holidays! They'll have little bakers whipping up batch after batch of delicious smelling treats. Chocolate, candy cane, sugar cookie, orange clove, and egg nog dough - they all smell so real, even I was...

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St. Patrick’s Day Playdough

St. Patrick’s Day Playdough

My kiddos have been drawn to this shimmery, shiny, glitter-filled playdough like moths to a flame. And how could they not be?!  There is truly something magical about this ultra sparkly St. Patrick's Day playdough. It lets kids' imaginations run wild. We made two...

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Green Apple Playdough Recipe

Green Apple Playdough Recipe

Activity for ages 3 and up. This amazing smelling green apple playdough recipe uses only two ingredients and makes a soft, stretchy, silky dough your kids will love. The no cook playdough recipe is great for kids to make from beginning to end - no...

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Autumn Spiced Salt Dough

Autumn Spiced Salt Dough

Pumpkin spice, cinnamon apple, and mulled cider - we love the scents of fall and just couldn't get enough of this warm and cozy autumn scented salt dough recipe.  This dough takes a mere minutes to mix up and is the perfect, no-fail recipe for little chefs to...

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Apple Pie Playdough Recipe

Apple Pie Playdough Recipe

This apple pie playdough recipe will have you craving a slice of warm ooey-gooey apple goodness. With my oldest going off to Kindergarten, I was not looking forward to the end of summer, but this sweet and spicy smelling apple pie playdough recipe had me looking...

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Pirate Themed Playdough Kit

Pirate Themed Playdough Kit

Playdough kits: I'm addicted to making them and the kids are addicted to playing with them.  For an upcoming family trip to the beach, I decided to surprise the kiddos with an ocean themed playdough and a bounty of pirate themed items to play with during the visit....

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Free Apple Playdough Mats

Free Apple Playdough Mats

Activity for ages 2 to 5. We love playdough recipes and activities! With fall just around the corner, it's the perfect time to whip up a batch of oh-so-yummy green apple playdough and get some hands-on number practice. These free apple playdough mats are a perfect...

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Ice Cream Playdough Recipe

Ice Cream Playdough Recipe

Ice cream playdough recipe for ages 3 to 6. This simple, two-ingredient ice cream playdough recipe looks and smells good enough to eat. Well, guess what?  You can! My kiddos have never been more excited to get their hands on the dough as they were this homemade...

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Soft and Squishy Strawberry Playdough

Soft and Squishy Strawberry Playdough

Summer is arriving and so are strawberries picked straight from the garden.  This sweet smelling strawberry playdough recipe will have you craving those delicious little berries.  So make sure you have a few on hand, because your kiddos will be asking for them once...

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Number Playdough Mats

Number Playdough Mats

I pull out playdough A LOT. It's such a playful way to learn so many different skills at once. And these number playdough mats are no exception! They're a hands-on way to work on number recognition, counting, one-to-one correspondence AND fine motor practice. Snag...

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