homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit

Homemade Valentine’s Day Playdough {Recipe + Play Ideas}

Valentine’s Day is coming, which means it’s time to make a fresh batch of homemade playdough! We scoured the house for lots of fun Valentine’s Day themed supplies and put together a fun Valentine’s Day playdough activity for the kids. For our easy one-pot playdough recipe, as well as fun play ideas, please continue reading below.

homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit

 

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What You’ll Need

Related: Sprinkle playdough

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. After you’ve made your playdough, allow it to cool a few minutes and then carefully plop it onto a sheet of parchment paper. While it cools, you can take out your additional supplies needed for this Valentine’s Day playdough and place them in your divided tray.

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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.

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  • Valentine’s Day Playdough Playtime!

Once your playdough has been colored, place it into your divided tray, along with the other materials, and invite your child to play. This was such a fun playdough theme!

Miss 19 months had fun pressing pom poms, beads, and pipe cleaner into her Valentine’s Day playdough.

homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit

Miss 4 made Valentine’s Day critters with playdough, googly eyes, beads, and pipe cleaners.

homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit

Miss 7 made all sorts of fun Valentine’s Day playdough creations as well.

homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit


 

We all had fun making creations with our Valentine’s Day playdough. If you’re looking for something to keep the kids busy for awhile, we’re certain this activity will do the trick!

homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit

homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit

homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit

homemade valentines day playdough recipe how to make play doh kit

Related: Valentine’s Day Writing Tray DIY with Free Printable Heart Letters

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