When I first launched my blog back in the spring (around April) I wrote a post about my favorite (and least favorite) D.I.Y versions of popular kids products (now archived to be updated). I said I loved making D.I.Y bath-time paint and toy car garages, but homemade Play-Doh made the “disliked” list.
To me it was too time consuming and didn’t quite feel the same as store bought.
Since that time I have found a recipe I DO like and have used several times to make my son Play-Doh! A fellow Instagram mom sent me the recipe and I have tweaked it to fit my taste.
Check out the recipe below!
- When kneading, have a small bowl of water handy to moisten fingers and palms as the dough tends to dry a little at this point.
- Start with a small amount of food coloring and work your way up to more. This will ensure you don’t make the color darker than you want.
- I found my Himalayan salt and storage containers at the Dollar Tree!
The Play-Doh will last for several weeks in the container. Toss if it becomes dry, smells bad, or has mold.
Let me know if your little ones love your homemade “play-doh”!