Did you know that making your own play dough is so easy?!?!  Why make play dough when you can buy it?  

The first time we did a play dough activity, I needed a lot of white play dough.  I was doing an activity from my Polar Bear Unit Study.

I originally did not want to make play dough.  So, I went to the store to find white play dough and I couldn't find the amount that I needed.  

If you go on Amazon you can purchase white play dough but, I was running to the store last minute so purchasing it online wasn't an option.  

I was sad that I couldn't buy it but, when I looked online to find a play dough recipe, I realized that I had all of the ingredients at home!

After making the first batch and seeing how easy it was, buying play dough was no longer an option.  

Let's compare pricing.

At walmart, you can get:
3 oz (1 container) for $.50
60 oz (20 containers) for $15

On the other hand, I can get:
Flour for $2.25
Salt for $1.25
Cream of Tartar for $2
Vegetable oil is $3.50
Food coloring is $4
Water is free from the sink.

That's $13 but... that makes over 100 oz.

So, for about the same price as the 20 containers from Walmart, you can get almost double AND you get the colors you want. 

Getting the colors you want is important if you are doing specific activities.  

Here are some of the activities we have done with play dough.
This is the polar bear den I made from my Polar Bear Unit Study.

We formed the different volcano shapes for an activity from my Volcano Unit Study.

We made the Earth's layers for an activity from my Volcano Unit Study.

We made an erupting volcano for an activity from my Volcano Unit Study.

We've practiced math and numbers with our Melissa and Doug stamps.

And we've had conversations and explored our creativity...

THE RECIPE

Makes about 108 oz or 13 cups

  • 6 cups flour
  • 1.5 cup salt
  • 4 Tbsp cream of tartar
  • 6 cups water
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil
Add everything to a pot over medium heat. 

Keep stirring until it thickens.

Place the ball on a lightly floured surface.  

Knead in the food coloring until it is thoroughly mixed. 

For brown, mix: red and green.
For white, mix in some white paint.

HAVE FUN!


All of the products on this page are products my kids and I use and love or products I personally recommend!  
All of the opinions expressed here are my own.
With that said, this page contains affiliate links that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 


Xx Jeni
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Xx Jeni

___________________

**ALL THINGS HOMESCHOOL PRESCHOOL**

Check out my preschool curriculum!  This is where you get all of my unit studies, activities, and tips!

FACEBOOK GROUP:

INSTAGRAM:

Check out my website for blogs and freebies!

All of the products on this page are products my kids and I use and love or products I personally recommend!
All of the opinions expressed here are my own.  With that said, this page contains affiliate links that, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission. 


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