Easy Homemade {and Relatively Natural} Playdough

When Peanut was in preschool on my university’s campus last year, we got weekly newsletters from the teacher. This is a recipe she included for playdough in one of the newsletters. Peanut loves that she gets to help me make it and play with it. I like that it smells good and I don’t need to freak out if she gets some in her mouth! It does leave a bit of an oily residue where you play with it, so keep that in mind. Works just like regular playdough though!

Homemade Playdough

1 cup flour (plus some extra later on)

1/2 cup salt

1 package Koolaid

3 Tbsp oil (doesn’t really matter what kind)

1 cup boiling water

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl (the water cools down fast, so after a second you can let your child help).

Put it on a flat surface and kneed in more flour until it’s no longer sticky (we generally use about 1/4 a cup, but add it slowly).

And play!


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