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How To Make Homemade Playdough Soft & Squishy!

Try this homemade playdough recipe for soft, squishy playdough. It’s no cook and cheap to make! Perfect for squishing, stretching and our free playdough mats!

 

Squishy Homemade playdough

There are so many different playdough recipes around and we love trying them out on our  fave hands-on classroom activities. Different playdough recipes work better for different types of activities, so we like to chop and change ingredients to suit the activity.

We have tried  a firm no cook playdough recipe, and tartar free recipes, which are great for fine motor workouts.

How To Make Soft, Squishy Homemade Playdough

This homemade playdough recipe is great for hands that are not as strong as it makes a softer dough, perfect for stretching, squishing and rolling.

 

Soft home made Playdough

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How To Make No Cook Soft Homemade PlayDough – Video

 


 

Homemade playdough Recipe

Educational Benefits Of Using Playdough

Using Playdough is a fun and motivating way to help kids learn 100s of topics,  without them even realising they are learning! Win Win.

To give playdough centers and educational focus we use playdough mats! These are a great teacher worksheet that will help your students to build conceptual understandings and language skills. Our number playdough mats are perfect for helping preschool, kindergarten and first graders to learn how to form numbers 0-20.

We have even included a number printable template that includes a ten frame to help with counting, quantity and matching  one-to-one correspondence. Scroll to the end of this post to get your for FREE!

 

 


Soft homemade playdough recipe

 


 

No Cook Homemade Playdough Supplies

Homemade Playdough ingredients

Organise your ingredients:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Oil (vegetable, coconut or baby oil!)
  • Salt
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Food Colouring
  • Boiling water
  • Glycerine (optional)

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Mixing Spoon

Instructions

Place the salt, cream of tartar and flour in a mixing bowl. Mix the dry ingredients together until throughly mixed

mix together the dry ingredients

 


 

Number Recognition Booklet
number sorting & DIY coloured rice
Printable Number Recognition Games

 

Add food colouring to water and mix

add colouring to playdough

 

Mix throughly and when the mixture comes together knead by hand

mix ingredients together

 


Soft homemade playdough

 

 

 Click The Image To Print off the FREE Playdough Printables to accompany your playdough

free number playdough mats

 

Enjoy this super easy playdough recipe!

 

More Number Recognition Activities…

Egg Carton Addition Think Board
Fine Motor Hole Punch Kit
Counting on fingers pack

 

DIY Coloured rice recipe

DIY Coloured Rice

Teaching Number Recognition

Hands-on Activities For Teaching Number Recognition

think board templates

Think Boards

 

 Check out these apple themed playdough activities on Yara’s Blog Sea of Knowledge!

addition within 5 apple themed dough strips

 

Print off your free playdough recipe below and add it to your teacher worksheets file for later!

95 FREE Number printables 0-20

 

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How To Make Homemade Playdough Soft & Squishy!
No Cook Homemade Playdough Recipe: Make Soft Squishy Playdough in minutes!
Homemade Playdough
Cuisine Non Edible
Keyword classroom, easy, quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine Non Edible
Keyword classroom, easy, quick
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0
Servings
people
Ingredients
Homemade Playdough
Instructions
  1. Place flour, salt and cream of tartar into a bowl and mix together
  2. Mix warm water, oil and food dye together in a mixing jug and add into dry ingredients
  3. Mix thoroughly. When mixture starts coming together use you hands to knead the mixture
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for upto 3 months
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