Homemade Playdoh Recipe - Perfect Icebreaker Activity!

Fun And Fabulous Homemade Playdoh Recipe Ideas
The Perfect Birthday Activity!


Playdough is a great ice breaker activity for a child's birthday party, whether they are turning one, a toddler, or a kid who just loves to create and mold clay-like substances.


The following recipes are both edible and non-edible. For little ones, who like to put everything into their mouth, the obvious choice is an edible playdough. Take care when making your selection for babies under one, as you will want to avoid any recipe that contains honey.

In order to provide lots of options for creativity, you'll want to have available Play-Doh tools, along with cookie-cutters, plastic butter knives, doll-size rolling pins, melon baller, etc. Pizza cutters work great for cutting a piece of playdough, but they require a little more supervision.

If you plan on using your homemade playdoh at a future date, be sure to store it in Ziploc bags or an air-tight container. Also, to prevent mold and extend its life, add a teaspoon of vanilla.


EDIBLE PLAYDOH RECIPE

Encourage the kids' creativity by letting them play with their portion of the dough and cut out shapes with various cookie cutters, Play-Doh tools, etc. If you want, you can also have them decorate their creations with chocolate chips, sprinkles, raisins, sunflower seeds, graham cracker teddies, animal crackers, goldfish crackers, etc. When they're all done, they can then eat their creations.

EDIBLE HONEY PLAYDOH RECIPE

1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup of honey
1/2 cup of powdered milk

Mix all the ingredients together until it creates a soft dough.

Reminder: This recipe contains both peanuts and honey, which can be problematic for some kids due to age or allergies.


EDIBLE PEANUT BUTTER PLAYDOUGH

3 1/2 cups of creamy peanut butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
4 cups of powdered milk
3 1/2 cups of corn syrup

Mix all the ingredients together until it creates a soft dough.

Reminder: This recipe contains peanuts, which can be problematic for babies under one-year of age.


EDIBLE OATMEAL PLAYDOUGH #1

2 cups of creamy peanut butter
2 cups of rolled oats
2 cups of powdered milk
2/3 cup of honey

Mix all the ingredients together until it creates a soft dough.

Reminder: This recipe contains both peanuts and honey, which can be problematic for some kids due to age or allergies.


EDIBLE OATMEAL PLAYDOUGH #2

2 cups of flour
2 cups of rolled oats
2 cups of water

Mix all the ingredients together until it creates a soft dough. This dough allows the flexibility of allowing it to harden and then be painted.


EDIBLE CHOCOLATE PLAYDOUGH

8 oz. package of semi-sweet chocolates
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. light corn syrup

Melt the chocolate in a metal double boiler over a pan of simmering water. Do not allow the water to get too hot and boil. Stir the chocolate until it is smooth. Add the corn syrup and continue stirring. Initially, the mixture will start to harden. Place mixture to a Ziploc bag and refrigerate until the consistency becomes like Play-Doh.


EDIBLE CREAM CHEESE PLAYDOH RECIPE

8 oz. pkg. of cream cheese
1/2 cup of powdered milk
1 tbsp. honey

Mix all the ingredients together until it creates a soft dough. After the kids have made their creations, they can place them onto decorative crackers and add mini chocolate chips, raisins, dried fruit, nuts, seeds, etc. Then they are ready to eat!

If you plan on storing this playdough, keep it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Since cream cheese is a perishable item, you will want to let its expiration date be your guide. I myself, prefer to error on the side of caution and would probably use a date a week earlier.


NON-EDIBLE PLAYDOH RECIPE

BASIC NON-EDIBLE PLAYDOH

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
2 tbsp. Cream of Tartar
1 1/2 tbsp. oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a saucepan. Stir over a medium heat until it becomes "dough." Turn onto a piece of wax paper and add food coloring or Kool-Aid to make it into various colors.


NON-EDIBLE KOOL-AID PLAYDOUGH

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
3 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 pkg. Kool-Aid mix (any unsweetened flavor)
1 tbsp. cooking oil

Mix the dry ingredients into a large saucepan. Mix the water and oil together and slowly add this mixture into the dry ingredients. Stir over medium heat until it becomes "dough." Place on a bread board and knead it until it is cool enough for kids to play with it. This homemade playdough recipe is great because you can make it into lots of pretty Kool-Aid colors and it keeps for about 6 months. Store in air-tight container when not in use.


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