Bake Shop Scented Playdough Recipe


*March 2020 UPDATE: Looking for ways to keep your little one happy and learning during quarantine. You’re not alone.

This recipe is resouceful, its made from all-natural, pantry ingredients. I hope it gives you some respite during these times.

Heres another good one: Make a Ball Cathing Game

And this: Bubble Snakes (maybe for the bathtub)

And please make yourself this: Stess Remedy Body Scrub

Sending you strength.


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This playdough recipe is a life-saver! It’s your 1 hour break. It’s the sensory play that’s so good for them. It’s the rainy afternoon, the boredom-buster and the creative expression that helps them thrive!

All you do is mix the ingredients together, cook it and in just 5 minutes you have scented, homemade, play-for-days, play dough!

The scent comes from food-flavouring. I found these natural flavourings by Frontier – they’re made with glycerine, which turned-out a softer, almost bouncier play dough. Plus, you can get all sorts of scents.

This idea came from my daughter’s birthday. I needed something kids enjoy – that’s simple, inexpensive and without the plastic waste that usually comes with a birthday party. I created a play dough station with huge balls of homemade play dough and fun topping like flowers tops, cinnamon sticks, anise stars… the kids got super creative. They made pretend cookies, created a bakery shop and played well into the night. Which, we adults appreciated very much! It was a total success – click here to see that party.

If you haven’t made homemade play dough yet – I encourage you to try it. No plastic containers to throw away, no visits to massive toy stores, no weird chemical smells. Fun for day!

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Bake Shop Scented PlayDough Recipe

ingredients: (makes 1 ball of playdough)

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon cream of tartare
  • 1 tablespoon food flavouring
  • drops of food coloring


  • in a pot, mix all of the ingredients together
  • mix well to break up lumps
  • cook on the stove top for around five minutes or until it comes together
  • remove the play dough to cool and immediately clean that pot otherwise it sticks!
  • knead the dough for a minute and it’s ready to go
  • store in an airtight container or baggie. Will last for 1-2 weeks

Hope you give this recipe a go! And if you don’t have little ones saying “I’m bored!” then share this recipe to someone who does! They’ll love you for it!

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