Our latest homemade playdough smells absolutely heavenly and we’re certain you will fall in love with it as much as we did. Today we’re excited to share with you our squishy, soft, and sweet-smelling vanilla playdough recipe. For the full recipe, as well as play ideas, continue reading below.
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What You’ll Need
- A batch or two of our one-pot playdough
- Vanilla essential oil
- Cookie cutters
- Gems, stones, buttons, beads, pom poms, or other similar items to use with your vanilla playdough
- Mini scoopers
- Mini play ice cream cones
- Mini rolling pin
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 vanilla playdough 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 your vanilla in the middle of your playdough, and fold your playdough over and over until it has been incorporated.
Related: Cinnamon playdough recipe
Once your playdough has cooled and the vanilla extract has been added, place it into your divided tray, along with the other materials, and invite your child to play. We made a simple invitation to play and set out some glass stones, pom poms, mini rolling pins, cookie cutters, scoopers, play cones, and gems. The kids really enjoyed scooping the vanilla playdough like ice cream.
Related: Gingerbread playdough recipe
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Looking for more playdough recipes? Be sure to check out our other recipes + play ideas:
- Lavender playdough
- Peace and calming playdough
- Lemon playdough
- Fresh herb playdough
- Christmas tree scented playdough
- Pumpkin pie playdough
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