DIY Compostable Play Dough

My toddler couldn’t be happier to use scissors and googly eyes to create his own playdough creatures.

My toddler couldn’t be happier to use scissors and googly eyes to create his own playdough creatures.

We’ve recently started making this playdough in my house about every other week, and it is my kid’s favorite indoor activity right now. The recipe is so simple, and it is so much cheaper than the store-bought stuff. Better still, it is way better for the environment (and for clean-up in my house). I can just chuck it in our compost bucket when it starts to get worn out.

HERE IS THE RECIPE :

1 cup of flour
1/4 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
food coloring of choice

Mix the ingredients together (your little one will probably love helping with this part!). Knead the dough well. I like to break it up into about 4-5 pieces and add different colors to each. My kids are particularly fond of “hotdog” color, which is a little orange and pink mixed together.

Placing Googly Eyes

The color mixing is actually my favorite part. You can get so creative and make a fabulous palette to work with.

If you have any googly eyes laying around your house, get them out for this! We boosted the fun by adding a little cup of them to our playdough tools basket. For little kids, it opens up a whole world of creation!

The play dough will keep in the fridge for at least 2 weeks. I store it in a ziplock baggie when the kids are done playing with it.

Marianne Maschal