Easy Homemade Playdough with Sprinkles
Do you love sprinkles? We certainly do! We love how cheery and fun they are, so when we were planning our next themed playdough activity, we knew we had to incorporate sprinkles. No doubt our homemade playdough recipe with sprinkles would make for the perfect birthday party activity or party favor but why wait for a party to enjoy sprinkles? We say celebrate today and what better way than with sprinkle playdough. So, without further ado, please read on to discover our easy, one-pot playdough recipe and all the delicious pictures.
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What You’ll Need
- One-pot playdough
- Food coloring
- Mini rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Silicon cupcake liners
- Divided tray (optional)
What to Do
Making the Playdough
Begin by making a batch or two (we typically make one batch per child) of our one-pot playdough. This is our tried and true recipe that is super easy to make. However, if you’re not up to making homemade playdough this time around, store bought playdough will work just fine too! After you’ve made your playdough, allow it to cool a few minutes and then carefully plop it onto a sheet of parchment paper. Allow it to cool several more minutes. While it cools, you can take out your additional supplies needed for the activity and place them in your divided tray.
Once your playdough has cooled enough to handle, simply make a bit of an indentation in your playdough, add some food coloring in the middle of your playdough, and fold your playdough over and over until the coloring has been incorporated. We typically wear disposable gloves while coloring playdough, just to keep our hands from coming out rainbow colored, but if you don’t have any on hand, you could always place the playdough (along with the food coloring that you’ve just added) on a piece of plastic wrap and use the plastic wrap as a sort of shield while you fold the food coloring into the playdough.
Once your playdough has been colored, place it into your divided tray, along with the other materials, and invite your child to play.
This is such a wonderful playdough. So squishy and soft!
The kids couldn’t wait to get their hands on this invitation to play – between the freshly made playdough and the colorful sprinkles, they were jumping for joy over this set-up.
They enjoyed rolling their dough, using cookie cutters, muffin liners, and their imaginations to make their own bakery shop goodies.
This would make a great birthday party favor or birthday party activity too.
Doesn’t this just look good enough to eat?
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