Indoor Activity For Kids:

Wonderfully soft and easy playdough

This is really an awesome recipe for a soft and long lasting playdough.

It’s a treat to play with, and when stored correctly it last a long time.

Make sure you always keep playdough ingredients at home to quickly whip up some quiet time play.

This activity is inspired by ideas from Wonderfully soft and easy playdough.

This activity is great to teach your kids:

Fine motor skills involve movement of the smaller muscle groups in your child's hands, fingers, and wrists.

Developing fine motor skills will help your child to write and prepares her for school. But it will also help your children with everyday tasks like eating, and dressing themselves.

Sensory play is play that involves all the senses - taste, sound, sight, touch and smell. Sensory play is very beneficial to children. Research shows that sensory play builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Sensory play is also very relaxing and rejuvenating to children.

Step 1

Gather all the ingredients.
  • 1.5 cups flour

  • 1/2 cup salt

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1 cup of boiling water

  • Food coloring or kid safe paint

Step 2

Measure the water into a cup and add the food coloring or paint to the water. Stir.

Step 3

Make the playdough. Add the dry ingredients, mix and then add the wet ingredients.

Step 4

Supply the playdough and some play equipment to your kids and let them entertain themselves

This is really a fantastic recipe for soft and long lasting playdough. My kids love playing with playdough and it's a very relaxing kids activity to do at home. It also really helps to add the coloring to the water and not to the flour.

We had some playdough mats that we used to make shapes with, the kids did some playdough slicing and my son pressed blocks into the playdough to make fun patterns. I just loved the vibrant yellow color and soft feel of the playdough.

Sometimes it is fabulous to have a trick or two up your sleeve for when you need a quick craft or activity to save the day. My ULTIMATE, Easy, No Cook Playdough Recipe is definitely one trick that needs to be up there friends. Five minutes to make, and lasts for 6 months!