Best homemade play- dough recipe for kids!

Hello lovelies!

I LOVE play-dough and I’m often sat playing with it at work when we have it out for the kids to play with. I like to experiment with my play dough so its not as dull, and boring for the kids.

My recipe includes-

  • 3 cups of flour ( can be self raising or plain)
  • 1 cup of salt
  • Roughly 1 TBS of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of hot water
  • Different scents. ( if wanted) My kids love cinnamon and ginger in their play-dough as it smells like biscuits. Scented food oils such as strawberry are also a favourite!
  • Food colouring (if wanted)
  • GLITTER ( if wanted)


  • Combine all the dry ingredients.
  • Add the oil and mix together.
  • Add the water and mix together
  • Give a good mix and kneed til combined and smooth.
  • The fun bit- add the extras ( colouring, scents and glitter)

The food colouring can get a bit messy so wearing gloves can help to avoid staining on your hands.

This recipe can be adapted, whether you think its to dry or to runny you can add more or less of certain ingredients.

The play-dough should last for 2 weeks if not more.

If you notice the play-dough starting to go dry, just add some more oil and you’re good to go.

Another big hit when playing with play-dough for my kids are the silicone cupcake liners. They’re cheap and kids love to pretend their making cupcakes.

My recent play-dough is currently bright blue with lots of green, blue and silver glitters, as well as a cinnamon scent.

You can also link play-dough to the theme in your room. For example if you’re learning about space, you could make black play-dough with little star glitters in it.

Hope you enjoyed this recipe!

Stay Lovely!xx

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