Rainy Day Play Doh

Rainy Day Play Doh

Yesterday it was my first time having all 5 kids around together (that is my own 2 and the 3 in my day care) and it rained.  Those of you who know me know that I have a fairly small home, which can get a bit cramped, and we all go a little squirrely when kept indoors.

What to do?  Make Rainy Day Play Doh.  Actually we had some on hand and so we played with that to start.  We have a bunch of play doh toys from kits but I find the kids really get creative when given other objects.

This time we used

  • beads
  • buttons
  • googly eyes
  • little pipe cleaners

could also use

  • kitchen utensils
  • cookie cutters
  • straws
  • toothpicks
  • things from nature (sticks, rocks, flowers etc.)
  • animal figurines
  • craft sticks

Basically anything lying around could be used and the imagination that occurs is amazing.


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Play Doh Recipe

put in a pot;

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tbl cream of tar tar


  • 1 cup cold water
  • 2 tsp food color or 1 pkg jello powder
  • 1 tbl oil

Add this wet mixture to the pot and cook on med heat, stirring constantly for about 3-5 minutes, it should start forming a ball and will looked ruined but its not.

Pour out of the pot and knead until cool.


have fun!


4 thoughts on “Rainy Day Play Doh

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  2. Thank you so much for the googly eye idea!! I often add beads, buttons, and pipe cleaners to playdough, but I’ve never added googly eyes. My boys will love that. Also, I agree that art materials (like beads and pipe cleaners) get the kids to create much more creatively than the store bought kits.

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