Playdoh is a pretty big deal in our house. Especially during the long winter months! There are so many ways to play with playdoh from fun activity mats – to making shapes – to practicing your letter, spelling – to just having fun and getting creative! We go through a lot of it – I decided to try my hand at making homemade playdoh, and am very pleased with the results! They colors are vibrant, the amount it makes is really substantial, and it stays really soft!! Win-Win-Win
He loves it so much we actually have a whole drawer in our dining room hutch dedicated to playdoh and his accessories.– **Update – This drawer has now become two drawers. Our accessories are beginning to take over the dining room!
The left side of the drawer holds his homemade playdoh. The center basket holds his smaller playdoh toys/accessories. The basket all the way on the right holds his alphabet & numbers (0-9) along with some shapes cookie cutters.
The other day Greyson asked to play with playdoh and I said sure. We went to the drawer only to find all of his playdoh was gone, and or completely dried up. I decided to take this as a sign to try and make our own. (I‘ve always thought it would be fun). We went to the store and bought two packets of each kool-aid color he liked. At 20 cents per packet it was very cheap.
Greyson very happily helped me make each color. He did everything but pour in the boiling water. Obviously that would not be safe.
This recipe makes a HUGE amount of playdoh. The containers I bought for them(at hobby lobby) were too small.
One tip that I have, is do not go by the color of the Kool-aid package. We grabbed two greens, assuming it would make green but it turned out peach. The packet flavor was Strawberry-Kiwi.
Overall the playdoh turned out great. The consistency is smooth, it smells wonderful, and it is very soft.
And what fun is homemade playdoh with some awesome accessories? Here are a few of Greyson’s favorites