It’s Throwback Thursday!! My memories for the day popped up so I clicked on it and got reminded of my Thursday 2 years back. The day Alijah and I made homemade, edible playdough I was cooking and somehow a toddler with sticky fingers got ahold of a brand new bag of flour. By the time I looked up my then 2-year-old rolling around in my flour all over my family room floor. First I stripped him down because he clearly was not wearing that outfit for the day.Then I did what any mommy would do. Busted out a bowl, some ingredients, and we made homemade, edible, safe playdough. Because why not.
Yield: Edible Playdough
Throwback Thursday: Lets Make Homemade Playdough
Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Estimated Cost 5$
- 1-2 cups of Flour (add more or less to get desired consistency)
- 1/4 cup Salt
- 1/2 cup Water
- Optional Food Coloring to make it look pretty
- Optional Kool Aid Packets to make it look pretty and taste good
- Measuring Cups
- Measuring Spoons
- Spoons for Mixing
- Measure Ingredients
- Mix it all together in a bowl
- Add more flour as needed. You want it to be firm and not sticky but still malleable
- Alijah had a blast with my rolling pin, spoons, bowls, and other kitchen utensils. Even my older boys got in on the fun.
- When you are done playing make sure to store in a plastic baggie or bowl with a lid in the fridge so it doesn’t spoil too fast or dry out.
- It won’t last forever but you should get a few days of fun out of it. Besides half the fun is in the making process!!
Another fun craft is Slime. It is not edible but still lots of fun to make and play with.
Lmbo! This is taking me back to when my children were little and curious.
Lool, this looks super fun! I definitely know I’m going to do when I visit my nephews next month!
OMGoodness, this was a memory provoking post. I love making play doh to this day! My girls love it as well. I get jealous, when I come home and they made it with Daddy 🙁
Oh my goodness, what a mess! I’m sure it was still so much fun, and what a great memory!
Wow this was such an amazing post! I haven’t made homemade playdoh in a while. I am going to have to do it soon. NOSTALGIA!
THat was a smart way to make the most of the moment. Now you’ve made a permanent memory and a statement of your patient character as well. Awesome. 🙂
Oh this is so adorable! Its moments like these that you will always remember.
Oh my these photos are so cute. I will have to give this playdoh recipe a try. It will be great for the next time my friend brings her little ones over.
OMG super cute! I love this. Making and playing with playdoh with the kids has so many memories.
Hahahaha!!! You are a genius mom!
Oh my goodness, my OCD is freaking out! I would have sat down and cried! Good for you for coming up with something great out of a mess.
Moms need to have a sense of humor. Your sense of humor and creativity saved the day both for you and for you cute and exploring son
Such a sweet mess! My daughter got into my chocolate cake mix one day when I was baking a cake. Huge mess but great memories!
Ahh this looks like something that would happen at our house!
Homemade play dough is so fun, looks like it was enjoyed 😂😂
Oh my gosh! My boys love playing with playdoh, I bet they would get a kick out of making our own!
That looks like so much fun! I remember making playdoh with my mum as a kid – it’s just so much fun to play with! Even as a big kid haha
Oh wow, I bet you that was fun to clean up! Lol The recipe looks easy enough. Thanks for sharing!
I bet it was really hard to clean up, but what fun to be had while it lasted! I love that the recipe is kid safe!
Ha, my daughter would make messes like this. She got into EVERYTHING. Gates didn’t help either. She figured out how to climb over them early on.
What a fun and messy activity! It’s good for kids to be messy! Way to go mama!
This is so cute! I used to enjoy messy play with my lil girl. It is a perfect sensory play for them to indulge in. 🙂
This is jaw dropping mom awesome. So glad you got to document it AND turned it into an awesome activity and post at that! Rock star mom moment. Love it, thanks for sharing.
I want to make playdoh and slime as well. For me not for any kids, but still. I have to try this.
LOL I had a blast with it too!! Sat right down with the kiddos and started playing #boymomdaze
Oh my! He looks like he had a lot of fun. That is quite a mess. LOL! This looks like a fun activity to do with kids.
Oh man, that seems so messy lol. Looks like you had lots of fun!
Hahaha so funny. Im a childminder and this is my life…although im not sure i would have handled that situation with as much sanity as you did.great post.
Hahaha! These photos are hilarious! I haven’t attempted to make my own playdoh yet, but this sounds like a fun idea (even with the mess!)
Love this playdoh is a fav in our home. Woah Mama, that mess ahahaha looks like he had a ball!
“When life gives you lemons”!
Such a good idea! And I love the Kool Aid addition. I am trying that one soon!
This was hilarious! I love the idea of making your own playdoh. While it’s messy, I bet he had a lot of fun 🙂
Aww such a cute pic.. Looks like he had lot of fun..
hahahah! That’s a fun little project in itself! LOL
I have never thought about putting Kool-Aid in the mix instead of food coloring that can stain the skin worse! That is a brilliant idea and brings back so many memories of my childhood as well.
This is the cutest thing I’ve read all day. The pictures are adorable. Such a smart idea of making play dough. It’s so safe for kiddies. Cheers!!
Wow quite a mess lol. As someone w/one dog I’m definitely not ready for that in my life hah.
That throwback photo is hilarious! I remember my kids doing it. Lol! That was fun
Omg! Does this really happen in real life! Haha, that is such a precious memory! Didn’t know it was so easy to make your own play-doh, also, great idea to make it edible!
Oh this sounds like so much fun. I dont think I’ve ever tried to make playdoh but I totally should atleast so I can for nostalgia reasons.
My kids loved making play dough. We would spend hours and have a great time.
What a lovely mess. Haha! Fun idea, gonna try it for my kids too.
Such hilarious photos and memories! I loved playing with homemade playdough as a kid, so fun.
Oh my, how much fun was that? I need to make play doh with my kids soon!!
Oh my, how fun is this?! Looks like quite an eventful afternoon.
Oh my goodness! What a (funny) mess. Great idea though. Love it.
Oh! How I Love this playdoh lots of fun fun fun, it’s messy but my kido will love this! great recipes & smart idea to make it.
Have fun kiddo’s
Indeed great memories. Messy yet brings so much laughter especially when the kids are older now and missing times like this.
I like this – it’s less toxic and a lot more creative. And it’s a great thing for you and your kids!
Haha! Kids are kids. They always do some mess like this. Some are more worst. lol!
I remember making the homemade playdough when I was a child. it was fun. But I never seemed to do it with my daughter. We just bought the stuff and kept track of it. I am not sure why. I think it was for the molds as much as it was for anything else.
Haha the photos are truly funny! Glad you keot this souvenir photo, which makes your kid’s childhood more memorable.
Oh my gosh! We made a mess but not quite this bad. Haha!
That was a big mess! It’s so cute your child got to play with playdough that is homemade! So cute!
Well, it looks like they had a fun mess right there! Awesome recipe
In childhood i used to do the same.. its like playback of childhood memories for me