Playdough Fun: Adventures With DIY Playdough

I just finished checking out Cathy James’ (from Nurture Store) brand new playdough book, and it is fantastic! I’m floored by the amount of info. in there. She has it set up so you get a new idea for each week, giving you a years’ worth of playdough ideas. The projects are grouped loosely by season, and she includes 8 dough recipes, including a gluten-free version and a bread dough recipe. Playdough after all is the perfect transition to baking with your kids.

You really don’t need any other playdough resource- unless you’re a playdough fanatic and want to try every single recipe you can squeeze out of the internet…

play dough recipe

The Homemade Playdough Recipe Book

For some reason, I’ve only ever made the cooked version of playdough, so I was pretty stoked to dig in and whip up some of this new-fangled non-cooked business. We made it yellow and added red glitter, because that is exceedingly fancy. It went over well.

playdough

Here’s what happened:

Giant colorful blocks flew from the sky and made all sorts of fantastic shapes throughout the dough mound.

Playing with block shapes with homemade playdough • Artchoo.com

 

A magical flower garden sprouted up from the mound and was enjoyed immensely for a few minutes. But what was happening in the background? Oh no. Trouble was brewing.

playdough and block garden

 

An enormous caterpillar appeared, seemingly from nowhere and obliterated the garden. But it was okay! The giant caterpillar was friendly and just needed some delicious food….

homemade playdough

 

….so it could turn into….

drawing with homemade playdough • Artchoo.com

… a robot! Such adventures.

Anyway, this ebook is only $8.99, and I can’t recommend it enough. We’ll have fun with it for way past the next year.

Comments

  1. says

    I am laughing at myself because I was so impressed with myself that I could make homemade playdough. I used a Martha Stewart recipe and it smelled better than the stuff you buy which my middle picky kid did not like. Also, it was inexpensive to make.

    Now I am humbled by a whole year of recipes. Who knew?!

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