Cooked Play Doh Recipe + Educational Activites!

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Making Cooked Play Doh is so easy, fun, and cheap! Chance are you have all the ingredients already in your pantry! Don't forget to check the list of FUN and educational activities to use your cooked play doh!

Your kids will love making cooked play doh! Plus you don't have to worry about running out to the store, you can make different colors, and bring it back to life if it gets a little dry!

If you have any Lego lovers in the house and need something for them to do, take a look at how to make lego crayons! 

This homemade cooked play doh recipe is SO easy to make and fun to get the kids involved! Don't forget there is a WHOLE list on fun and educational activities to use your play doh with


First, make your own play-dough. Why? Well, because it's cheaper and if it gets all mixed up, it doesn't hurt as much when it costs less. I really like this set of play doh tools, they are budget-friendly and there are 24 pieces! 

Ingredients for Cooked Play Dough:

1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 cup flour
2 tbs cream of tartar
1 tablespoon oil
3 drops food coloring

How to Make Cooked Play Doh

Mix all ingredients together in a medium-sized saucepan, stir over low/medium heat until dough is the right consistency. Allow to cool before storing in a plastic bag.

Tips for Making Cooked Play Doh

  • When allowing the dough to cool, you can lay it out on wax paper.
  • When storing in a plastic bag or airtight container, you can also put it in the fridge.
  • If you notice the next time you use it, or if you let it dry out, add a little water and knead.

Homeschooling With Play Dough

It doesn't matter if you make playdough, salt dough, rock dough, or something else – learning with all of these things is so much fun!

Here is a whole list of FUN learning ideas if you are a homeschool mom, or if you just want to add a little educational fun in at home! 

Bug Fossils from No Time for Flash Cards

Fractions from The Organized Classroom

Digging for Dinosaur Bones from The Imagination Tree

Electric Dough from PBS Kids

Flower Prints with Artful Parent

Playdough Sand Castles with Mama Papa Bubba

Fizzy Dough Experiments with Lemon Lime Adventures

Playdough Literacy with Home Literacy Blueprint

Counting with Playdough with Life Over Cs

X-Ray Playdough with I Can Teach My Child

Topographic Maps with Mad Science Lessons

Measure Your Pulse with with

Playdough Brain with Science Sparks

Play Dough Earth with 123 Homeschool 4 Me

Landform Models with A Series of 3rd Grade Events

Easy Sundial with Otherwise Educating

Pinch Pots with First Palette

Learn About Roman Numerals with Creekside Learning

Play Dough Word Families with I Can Teach My Child

Erupting Volcano with Create Kids Crafts

Leaf and Rock Prints with Learn Play Imagine

Play Dough Maze with Squashed Tomatoes

Playdough Train Table with Filthy Wizardry

Tabletop Forest with Artful Parent

Make Coil Pots with Deep Space Sparkle

Learn About Genetics with Almost Unschoolers

Glue Fossils with

Ancient Egyptian Cartouches with The Unlikely Homeschool

Hieroglyphics with First Palette

If you like homeschooling with play dough, you'll love homeschooling with LEGOs!

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1 Comment

  1. Kids really enjoy homeschooling with play dough. Its interesting to know the recipe to make a play dough. Instead of using the play dough available outside, we can make a good one using the simple kitchen items. Great work!!

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