Playdoughs are a big hit among kids in our family. In fact, my boys used to receive a lot of playdoughs during their birthdays or Christmas. It’s almost a staple. I didn’t mind. I like how playdoughs stimulate creativity during play time.

Early this year, my sister came across a DIY playdough recipe and gave it to my eldest. They immediately went to work on the project and they loved the finished product. Since then, it has been DIY playdough over store-bought ones.

This DIY playdough for kids offer several advantages. It’s inexpensive and it tends to last longer when stored properly. They get the same level of enjoyment with store-bought playdoughs but you won’t have to pay for something as expensive. It’s a win-win situation, I must say.


  • Food coloring
  • Table Salt
  • Warm water
  • Vegetable or canola oil
  • Flour


  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon

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Do you want to learn how to make playdough for kids? Watch this video.