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Where to find a homemade playdough recipe to make with the kids

Glitter not required, but encouraged!

Written by
Danielle Valente

Time inside calls for a bout of creativity...and a little bit of a mess. 

If your budding artists love molding playdough structures, why not opt for a cool art project and make some homemade playdough? If you're not intimidated by a clean-up process—or optional glitter finding its way into your apartment's nooks and crannies—read on for some DIY recipes. 

PBS Kids 

What you'll need: 

  • A large mixing bowl
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 to 4 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 1/2 cups salt
  • Food coloring (mix them to make different colors)
  • Glitter

Your pantry has the key to a successful chunk of playdough, and this PBS Kids recipe proves it. The glittery how-to encourages parents and kids to tackle the craft together. 

Nickelodeon Parents

What you'll need: 

  • 1 Cup White Rice Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 Cup Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1-1/2 tsp Canola or other vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup hot water
  • Glitter

Inspired by Paw Patrol pals, this edible recipe will leave little artists/chefs with Skye-themed clouds that are not only delish, but glittery, too! Psst: It's gluten-free, too. 


What you'll need: 

  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1/2 cup of Salt
  • 2 tbsp Cream of Tartar
  • 1 1/2 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 tbsp Peppermint Extract

In addition to sharing Disney World dessert recipes, Disney is also sharing the steps needed to create peppermint-scented playdough that's inspired by Wreck It Ralph

Martha Stewart 

What you'll need: 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon cooking oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Food coloring as needed

Naturally, the queen of crafts has a wonderful recipe—glitter-free—that'll leave you with a perfect pile of playdough that'll last for several weeks. 

And lastly, if you need some sculpting inspo, look no further than Play-Doh creators, Hasbro

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