Written by Lauren Cormier of Oh Honestly
It’s National Play-Doh Day and Miss Humblebee’s Academy has gathered up everything you need to celebrate the most famous modeling compound of all-time.
Did you know that Play-Doh actually started out as a cleaning product? That’s right; it was first created as a wallpaper cleaner. Thankfully, someone had the insight to turn it into a toy and we couldn’t be happier about it.
The Ultimate Play Dough Resource List
Not only is play dough a ton of fun, but it also offers many developmental and educational benefits to the children who use it.
We have gathered up the recipes, activities, and printables you need to make this the best National Play-Doh Day ever. Just click on any of the links below to get started.
If you don’t have any play dough (or Play-Doh) lying around, no need to worry; making it is extremely easy. There are about a million different recipes floating around, so we’ll narrow your list down to a few you might want to try.
Edible Gluten Free No Cook Playdough from Fun at Home With Kids
Edible No-Cook Nutella Play Dough Recipe from Still Playing School
Peanut Butter Play Dough from The Pleasantest Thing
Edible Playdough Recipe: No Cook Marshmallow Playdough from Kids Play Box
Ice Cream Play Dough Recipe from Smart School House
Homemade Play Dough Recipe from Mommy in Sports (it’s themed for Valentine’s Day, but you can substitute out the pink for any color you’d like)
Creamy Coconut Play Dough from The Imagination Tree
DIY: Aromatherapy Play Dough from Sarah Titus
All Natural Glowing Play Dough from Fun at Home with Kids
Apple Scented Play Dough from Danya Banya
Fall Play Dough Recipes: Clove, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg from Nurture Store
Pumpkin Play Dough Recipe from Mommy in Sports
Play Dough Activities
The possibilities are endless when it comes to how your child plays with play dough, but these suggestions might help get your creative juices flowing!
Erupting Play Dough Volcano from Juggling With Kids
Play Dough Plus Dental Floss Equals an Earth Exploration from Kiwi Crate
Play Dough Bug Fossils from No Time for Flash Cards
Learning with Lego from One Perfect Day
Play Dough Subtraction Smash from Mama Papa Bubba
Engineering: Play Dough Construction and Building Activity from Little Bins for Little Hands
15 Ways to Learn Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages from Creating a Learning Environment
Fine Motor Skills and Sensory Play
Improving Scissor Skills with Play Dough from Sugar Aunts
DIY Squeeze Balls for Hand Strengthening from Danya Banya
Construction Building with Play Dough and Blocks from Learn With Play at Home
Five Senses Fall Play Dough from One Time Through
Ocean Play Dough Invitation from Mom Inspired Life
Printable Play Dough Mats
What is a play dough mat? Simply put, it’s a printable card that can be used as a template for your child’s play dough creations. Use them to practice letter formation, math skills, and much more.
Alphabet Play Dough Mats from This Reading Mama
Free Printable Number Mats 1-10 from 1+1+1=1
Shape Mats from Confessions of a Homeschooler
Play Dough Math Mats from PreKinders
100 Free Playdough Mats from Playdough to Plato
Fall Play Dough Mats from This Reading Mama
And finally, if all this play dough talk has inspired you to throw a play dough themed party, we’ve got you covered there too!
Play-Doh Birthday from Pinterested Parent
DIY: Homemade (Edible!) Playdough Party Favors from Momtastic
DIY: Very Hungry Caterpillar Play Dough Party Favor Bags from Learn With Play at Home