Have you ever thought about making your own play dough? This all natural play dough recipe for kids is so easy to make! You more than likely have everything you need already in your kitchen. Get your kids involved in this fun craft for kids. They will love helping you make this fun play dough and there are so many benefits to playing with play dough. I first made this play dough for our family because I really didn’t like the chemical smell that store bought play dough has. It also contains chemicals and I much prefer chemical free items in our house if we can help it. This play dough recipe for kids contains only all natural ingredients!
Easy, All Natural Play Dough Recipe For Kids
- 2 Cups of Flour
- 1/2 Cup of Salt
- 2 TBSP of Oil
- 3/4 Cups of Water
- Beet Juice (for pink play dough) or Carrot Juice (for orange play dough)-optional
Play Dough Recipe For Kids Directions:
First gather your ingredients. Next, mix your oil, water and coloring together. We used almond oil in our recipe. Olive oil, coconut oil or any other vegetable oil will work just fine. Almond oil is what we had on hand. If you choose to add coloring, mix in 4-5 drops for a light colored play dough or 6-8 drops for a darker colored play dough. You can also add in a few drops of a calming essential oil like lavender. Once those are mixed together, add the flour and salt.
Mix together until pliable. It’s easiest to use your hands when mixing all your ingredients together. Once your play dough is mixed together and is pliable, give your hands a quick rinse and you are ready to play!
Make sure to store your play dough in an air tight container or plastic zip lock bag when you aren’t using it.
Do you think you might give this play dough recipe for kids a try? Having play dough on hand is perfect for cold or rainy days! My kids love sitting at the table and making all kinds of fun shapes and sculptures with their homemade play dough.