DIY Play Dough

I am so excited to announce that I am over at Modern Parents Messy Kids today, where I am now a regular contributor, sharing my favorite DIY play dough recipe.  It is an honor to be a part of such an awesome site.  If you haven’t been reading Modern Parents Messy Kids, you have seriously been missing out.  You must check it out!

Jello Playdough

In the last year or so, we have tried about 6 different recipes for play dough.  This is by far the best.  Smells delicious and it is super smooth and nice to play with.

DIY Jello Playdough

When I told Avery we were going to make play dough she started screaming, “PLASTICINA!” (in Honduras, they call play dough plasticina) and saying, “Oh, thank you mommy, I am so excited.”  It really might be her favorite thing ever.  Anything that makes her that happy (and keeps her occupied for hours) might just be my favorite thing, too.

DIY play doughFor anyone wondering, yes, she did mix the colors.  And yes, I did have to take deep breaths and tell myself that it was ok.

jello play dough

So head on over to Modern Parents Messy Kids for the full how-to on the play dough.  Your kids will thank you!

  • Kelsey - Yay, congratulations! So wonderful. I have never made playdough, but I would totally trust your recipe. :) My kids would love it!ReplyCancel

    • kaleyann - Thanks, Kelsey! You should try it out with your girls for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie from Oven Love - I loved seeing your post on MPMK today! (I am one of the other new contributors.) Can’t wait to read more. :)ReplyCancel

    • kaleyann - Thanks, Natalie! Nice to meet you and look forward to reading your posts, as well.ReplyCancel

  • Jessie - I just read your post over at MPMK and thought I’d let you know how much I loved it! Your photography is beautiful! As well as your sweet daughter :) We have a little girl named Avery too :)ReplyCancel

    • kaleyann - Thanks you, Jessie! How old is your Avery?ReplyCancel

  • kati - that playdough is SO cute! is there anything that you do that isn’t pretty? sheesh! i will have to try it because those colors are so pretty and they must smell so good :)ReplyCancel

    • kaleyann - Yes Kati, you must try it! And trust me, there is PLENTY that is not pretty. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lyn Hope - Wow, Kaley! You are well on your way to a new career!ReplyCancel

  • courtney woodruff - Once again…great stuff Kaley! Very proud of you and your creativity!! Now you know I will never make this stuff but when you are back in the states I will send Abbigail up to you so she can experience “crafting” with her Aunite!!ReplyCancel

    • kaleyann - Yes, she will definitely be coming to our house for all of the handmade crafty goodness. :)ReplyCancel

  • Angels - Hi! I’m spanish, i love your recipe.
    Play dough in spanish is PLASTILINA :)
    Kids love it.
    Regards from Barcelona! :)ReplyCancel

    • kaleyann - :) Maybe it is just in Central America where they say Plasticina?ReplyCancel

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  • DianaJoy - Looks like fun….. wonder if it will work with Rice Flour?ReplyCancel

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