Are you looking for a the perfect playdough recipe? I’ve scoured the internet looking for the best, most interesting, and creative playdough recipes out there. These 30+ homade playdough are perfect for you to try with your kids. Whether you are setting up some sensory play or looking for a great hands-on learning activity, playdough is a great option. You’ll find the perfect easy to make playdough for any activity and all seasons on this list of the best playdough recipes. From cooked playdough recipe to edible playdough recipes your toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, first grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd graders are going to love these play doh options!
Are you looking for a new playdough recipe to try? Or perhaps you are after the perfect playdough recipe to match a learning theme, holiday, or season? This list of the best playdough recipes has got you covered. The hardest part will be trying to pick which recipe to make first!
We have found homemade playdough options from cooked playdough to no cook play dough, glittery playdough to edible playdoh recipes too. These playdough recipes are perfect for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, grade 1, grade 2, and grade 3 students. So pick your favorite of these easy to make playdough and get ready for some FUN playful days making memories together!
Easy to make playdough
Try one of these super fun playdough recipes. There are no-cook recipes, as well as all kinds of cool playdough variations to try.
- Glow in the Dark Playdough from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
You have to try this super cool ‘glow in the dark’ playdough!
- Peanut Butter Playdough from Make and Takes.
Try this delicious edible playdough recipe.
- Best Peeps Playdough Recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Turn cute, fluffy peep marshmallows into playdough with this fun recipe.
- Space Inspired Play Dough from Living Life and Learning.
Try making this black sparkly space playdough.
- Incredible Edible Playdough from Smart School House.
This edible playdough is a sweet treat you can make in any color you like.
- Easy No-Cook Sand Dough from Picklebums.
This sand dough is perfect for all your summer and beach themed sensory play.
- Amazing Color Changing Playdough from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
The kids will be amazed by this super cool playdough recipe.
- Mint Chocolate Chip Playdough from The Imagination Tree.
I love the colors of this fun playdough.
- Crayon Play Dough from ABCs of Literacy.
Use broken crayons to make this colorful playdough!
- Cotton Candy Playdough from Mama Miss.
Everyone will love this pretty pastel colored playdough.
- Jello Playdough from ABCs of Literacy.
The jello in this recipe adds a vibrant color and scent to the dough.
- Quick Sand Playdough from Growing a Jeweled Rose.
This amazing recipe makes something that is a cross between play sand and playdough.
- Simple-to-Make 2 Ingredient Playdough Recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
You can whip up this soft as silk dough in less than 1 minute!
- Funfetti Textured Playdough from Childhood101.
This textured playdough adds a new dimension to sensory play that the kids will love.
- Edible Candy Corn Playdough from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
This playdough is perfect for fall!
- Naturally Dyed Homemade Playdough from Minieco.
Try these ideas for coloring your playdough with natural dyes from food.
- Edible Ice Cream Playdough from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
This ice cream playdough is the perfect recipe for a summer themed activity.
- Mud-Like Coffee Playdough Recipe from Kids Activities Blog.
This playdough is perfect for a dinosaurs or a garden theme.
Scented Playdough Recipes
Make some scented playdough! You’ll find a scented playdough recipe to match all seasons and learning learning themes.
- Calming Lavender Playdough Recipe from Meraki Mother.
This no-cook, lavender scented dough will make your whole hose smell divine.
- Gingerbread Scented Playdough Recipe from Darcy & Brian.
Have some holiday fun making and playing with this easy gingerbread playdough.
- Mint Scented Playdough from Laughing Kids Learn.
This playdough recipe is easy to make and it smells amazing!
- Pumpkin Spice Playdough from Crayons and Cravings.
Enjoy fall themed sensory play with this taste-safe pumpkin spice playdough recipe.
- Edible Peppermint Stretchy Playdough Recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Try this stretchy peppermint playdough as a Christmas activity.
- Rosemary and Lemon Homemade Playdough from Childhood101.
This naturally scented playdough has a lovely fresh smell.
- Chocolate Playdough from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
This is a great playdough recipe for Valentines day, or any time!
- Root Beer & Vanilla Play Dough from Crayon Box Chronicles.
I’m sure this playdough activity smells divine!
- Rose Petal Playdough from Mama Rosemary.
This sweet smelling recipe would be great for a Valentines Day activity.
- Chocolate Pudding Playdough from Coffee Cups and Crayons.
This play dough smells delicious and is lots of fun to play with.
- Kool Aid Playdough Recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
This fun playdough takes minutes to make and smells AMAZING!
- Apple Pie Playdough Recipe from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Not only does this apple playdough smell amazing but it has a lovely texture too.
- Cinnamon Spice Playdough from Not Just Cute.
If you want great playdough recipe that smells like a bakery, try this one out!
- Creamy Coconut Playdough from The Imagination Tree.
This playdough smells wonderful and is so soft and smooth to play with.
Free Playdough Mats
Looking for more fun, free printable playdough mats? You will love these:
- Interactive Alphabet Playodugh Mats with finish the picture
- Simple Alphabet Playdough Mats with tracing lines
- Roll & Smash Playdough Subtraction Activity for Kindergarten
- Gumball Number Playdough Mats
- Roll & Smash Pre-k Math Playdough Subtraction Activities
- Playdough Subtraction Smash (pictured above)
- Fun Transportation Playdough mats (train, bus, rocket, airplane, boat, and more!)
- Free Shape Playdough Mats
- Preschool Shape Worksheets with playdoh
- Finish the scene Playdough Number Mats (featured above)
- Build a Playdough Birthday Cake Activity for Preschool
- Pet Animal Playdough mats (bird, turtle, fish, bunny, cat, lizzard, dog, snake, etc.)
- Free Printable Emotion Playdough mats
- Thanksgiving Playdough Mats featuring yummy thanksgiving favorite foods!
- Playdough Musical Activities for Kids
- Free Playdough Letter Mats
- Fall Playdough Mats (build a sunflower, leaf, acron, pumpkin, rake, hay, etc)
- Count to 10 Apple Playdough Mats
- FREE Ice Cream Pattern Printable
- Spider Math Activities for Preschoolers withPlay dogh
- Free Printable Human Body Playdough Mats
- Telling Time Activity with Playdough
- Grilling on a Ten Frame Summer Printable Playdough Mats
- Watermelon Seed Counting Playdough Mats
- Monster Shape Playdough Mats
- Uppercase Letter Tracing with playdough
- Birthday Cake Activity for Preschool Counting candles Playdough mats
- Sandcastle Activity Playdough Mat
- Over 100 Playdough Mats to print and play (plus more free printable playdough mats on our sister site)