Homemade playdough is an easy, inexpensive way to keep young children entertained. You have probably got all the ingredients in your cupboard already.
This simple recipe makes enough for four balls of playdough for your child to play with again and again. Or you can bake any creations to save and even hang up.
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 the cookie cutters you have. Or get creative and use a child-friendly knife to cut out the dough. For a festive theme, you could build snowmen, or cut out snowflakes and Christmas trees!
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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