Make your own playdough at home for your child using a recipe from everyday ingredients. If your child is old enough, try getting them involved in the creation process.
This recipe makes enough for four balls of playdough. Once you’ve made the playdough, you can keep it and use it again and again. Or bake the shapes your child makes to save or hang up around the home.
See our list of activities for toddlers for more ideas to keep younger children busy.
Now it’s time to have fun with the playdough. You could make shapes with cookie cutters. Or use a child-friendly knife to cut out the dough.
Store the playdough in a tupperware or a ziplock bag with the air squeezed out. For dried-out playdough, snap it into pieces and leave to soak in a little water. It should soften up again soon.
If your child wants to keep their playdough creations, you can bake them:
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