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How To Make Homemade Playdough Soft & Squishy!

How To Make Homemade Playdough Soft & Squishy!

Try this homemade playdough recipe for soft, squishy playdough. It’s no cook and cheap to make! Perfect for squishing, stretching and our free playdough mats!


Squishy Homemade playdough

There are so many different playdough recipes around and we love trying them out on our  fave hands-on classroom activities. Different playdough recipes work better for different types of activities, so we like to chop and change ingredients to suit the activity.

We have tried  a firm no cook playdough recipe, and tartar free recipes, which are great for fine motor workouts.

How To Make Soft, Squishy Homemade Playdough

This homemade playdough recipe is great for hands that are not as strong as it makes a softer dough, perfect for stretching, squishing and rolling.


Soft home made Playdough

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How To Make No Cook Soft Homemade PlayDough – Video



Homemade playdough Recipe

Educational Benefits Of Using Playdough

Using Playdough is a fun and motivating way to help kids learn 100s of topics,  without them even realising they are learning! Win Win.

To give playdough centers and educational focus we use playdough mats! These are a great teacher worksheet that will help your students to build conceptual understandings and language skills. Our number playdough mats are perfect for helping preschool, kindergarten and first graders to learn how to form numbers 0-20.

We have even included a number printable template that includes a ten frame to help with counting, quantity and matching  one-to-one correspondence. Scroll to the end of this post to get your for FREE!



Soft homemade playdough recipe



No Cook Homemade Playdough Supplies

Homemade Playdough ingredients

Organise your ingredients:

  • All Purpose Flour
  • Oil (vegetable, coconut or baby oil!)
  • Salt
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Food Colouring
  • Boiling water
  • Glycerine (optional)


  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Cups
  • Mixing Spoon


Place the salt, cream of tartar and flour in a mixing bowl. Mix the dry ingredients together until throughly mixed

mix together the dry ingredients



Number Recognition Booklet
number sorting & DIY coloured rice
Printable Number Recognition Games


Add food colouring to water and mix

add colouring to playdough


Mix throughly and when the mixture comes together knead by hand

mix ingredients together


Soft homemade playdough



 Click The Image To Print off the FREE Playdough Printable Numbers to accompany your playdough

free number playdough mats


Enjoy this super easy playdough recipe!


More Number Recognition Activities…

Egg Carton Addition Think Board
Fine Motor Hole Punch Kit
Counting on fingers pack

Number Playdough mats 0-20

Playdough Mats


homemade NO COOK Playdough recipe with Just 4 ingredients

No Cook Playdough

DIY Coloured rice recipe

DIY Coloured Rice

Teaching Number Recognition

Hands-on Activities For Teaching Number Recognition

think board templates

Think Boards


 Check out these apple themed playdough activities on Yara’s Blog Sea of Knowledge!

addition within 5 apple themed dough strips


Print off your free playdough recipe below and add it to your teacher worksheets file for later!

95 FREE Number printables 0-20


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