Homemade Playdough Kit

My children and I made a homemade playdough kit that gets a lot of use. Here’s what we put in our kit to help give you some ideas for your own kit.


Everything goes into a large plastic or tupperware container that’s big enough to hold the following:

  • 1 or more rolling pins
  • 3 or more balls of different homemade playdough(each ball kept in a separate ziplock sandwich bag)
  • Toothpicks, straws, popsicle sticks
  • Plastic toy knives
  • Cookie cutters
  • Garlic press
  • Old Combs
  • Old toothbrushes
  • Melon baller
  • Potato Masher

A variety of children’s playdough tools can also be purchased at most toy stores where playdough is sold, and added to your playdough kit.

Some Other Playdough Thoughts and Ideas

  • Sparkles (glitter) can be added to playdough for a special effect. Be careful not to get in eyes.
  • Go on a nature walk with your children, collect some items such as pinecones, rocks, twigs, wild flowers, etc. Flatten some playdough on a paper plate and create a playdough garden with the items collected. I use playdough that is getting old and starting to dry out for this craft idea.
  • Draw a large picture of a butterfly on an 8 inch by 11 inch (A4) blank piece of paper. Laminate the paper and then decorate the butterfly with different colors and designs of playdough.
  • A Christmas playdough idea: Add a holiday scent to your playdough by adding 1 or 2 teaspoons of peppermint extract to your unscented playdough recipe. Make two batches of dough; one with red food coloring and one with no food coloring(just plain dough colored). Make playdough candy canes by twisting red and white “snakes” together.

Playdough Resources