Uncooked Playdough Recipes For Kids


uncooked playdough recipes for kids


Uncooked Playdough Recipes For Kids

Super duper squishy fun!! Check out 16 of the most unique and easiest uncooked playdough recipes online.


Sand dough (uncooked)


4 cups clean sand
3 cups flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup oil

Combine all ingredients together in a bowl. Knead it until it forms a ball. Add more water if too dry or more flour if it’s too wet. The children in my preschool love this dough, it combines sand table play and clay, they never want to put it away. Good for children that are very tactile.


Make really fun and natural “play” “clay” by using oatmeal, flour, and water!!

2 parts oatmeal, one part each of water and flour. Knead until soft. It smells good, feels good and stays soft longer!! It is also very cheap!! Enjoy!!


Silly putty type goop

You will need:

Liquid laundry starch
School glue
Food coloring (if desired)

There are no real measurements for this recipe.  Just experiment!  Let the kids help you.  This is a great science experiment.

  • Pour the liquid laundry starch into a plastic dishpan
  • Add food coloring
  • Start adding the school glue bit by bit until the mixture becomes doughy and non-sticky.
  • Knead the dough until it’s pliable and fun!

Cinnamon and Spice Dough For Ornaments

1 1/2 Cups of flour

1 1/2 Cups of ground spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice)

1 Cup salt

1 Cup water  (you may need to add a bit more depending on how dry the dough is)

  • Mix everything together.  Knead the dough until it is pliable and is not sticky.
  • Have the children use cookie cutters to create ornaments.
  • An adult will bake the ornaments at 300 degrees for a half hour.  Check the ornaments, if they are not hard enough, bake for another 15 minutes.

These ornaments smell GREAT even after they have been baked.


FOOLPROOF PLAY DOUGH

Here’s yet another kool-aid variation my students ( and my own big kids at home) love. Try using it while still warm too.

2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tbsp. alum (in spice display at the grocery store)
2 pkg. unsweetened Kool-Aid or another brand
3 Tbsp. cooking oil
2 cups boiling water

Adults:  Mix dry ingredients well. Add oil and water. Stir quickly, mixing well. Knead with hands when cool enough to handle. Store in air-tight containers.

Mine has lasted as long as 3 weeks before the smell and soft texture has gone. Have fun!


Coffee Clay (uncooked)

3 cups whole wheat flour (gives an added texture)

1 cup salt

1/2 cup dry coffee grounds (not instant)

3 tablespoons of oil

1 cup water (you may need to add just a bit more until you get the desired texture)

Large bowl

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in your bowl.

2. Add the oil into the water then mix into the dry ingredients.

3. Stir until the dough forms a ball (add more flour if the mixture is too sticky, add more water if the mixture is too dry).

4. Knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is pliable.

5. Refrigerate in a zip lock bag when not in use.


Cinnamon Dough (uncooked)

2 cups whole wheat flour

1 cup salt

5 teaspoons cinnamon

2 tablespoons of oil

1 cup warm water

Food coloring (if desired)

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in your bowl.

2. Add the oil and food coloring into the water then mix into the dry ingredients.

3. Stir until the dough forms a ball (add more flour if the mixture is too sticky, add more water if the mixture is too dry).

4. Knead on a lightly floured surface until the dough is pliable.

5. Refrigerate in a zip lock bag when not in use.


Cornmeal Dough (uncooked)

1 1/2 cups white flour

1 1/2 cups cornmeal

1 cup salt

1 cup water

food coloring

1. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl

2. Add the food coloring to the water and mix into the dry ingredients.

3. Knead until pliable.


Applesauce Cinnamon Dough

This is a great idea to use with pre-schoolers and early elementary age children. There are no specified amounts that I have used.

Place at least a cup of applesauce into a bowl and then begin to add cinnamon until you have a dough mixture. It takes quite a bit of cinnamon.

The dough will be soft and easy to form into shapes. It also smells great.

Allow the children to make shapes using their hands or cookie cutters and then set aside to dry.

If you leave them out to the air it could take up to a week for the dough to completely dry. I often place them in the oven on low for a couple of hours after a day or so and that will help the dough dry faster. These make great holiday gifts.


OATMEAL PLAYDOUGH

1 part flour

1 part water

2 parts oatmeal

Mix ingredients. This in NOT edible. Keep this one refrigerated otherwise you will have another science experiment.


Peanut Butter Playdough (DO NOT USE IF NUT ALLERGIES EXIST)

Mix equal parts of Peanut Butter and Carnation Non-Dairy Creamer in a bowl w/spoon. Finish mixing by kneading the dough. Fun……and tasty too!


Soap Dough

2 cups flour

1/2 cup salt

2 Tbs. liquid tempera

1 Tbs. liquid soap

1/2 cup water

Mix all the dry ingredients together.  In a separate bowl, mix the soap, tempera, and water.  Add the water to the dry mixture.  Knead until pliable.


Gluey Dough

1 cup flour

1 cup cornstarch

1/2 cup white glue

1/2 cup water

Mix flour, cornstarch, and glue.  Slowly add just enough water to make a dough.  Knead until soft and pliable.


Cotton Ball Dough

1 cup flour

3/4 to 1 cup water

1 bag of cotton balls (any color)

Mix flour and water together until you get a smooth paste.  Dip the cotton balls into the paste.  Form into desired shapes.  Place on cookie sheet and cook at 325 for 1 hour until lightly brown and hard.  Let cool.  Paint creations with tempera paint.


Salt Modeling Clay

1 Cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1 t. alum

1/3 to 1/2 cup boiling water

food coloring

Combine dry ingredients. Add water a little at a time, and stir into flour. Knead until smooth.


Calming Playdough

Use any of the recipes above but add a small amount of lavender essential oil!


 

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