How To Make Your Own Play Dough

How To Make Your Own Play Dough

Does your kid love play dough? Of course they do! Most kids love getting their hands on a pile of dough because there are endless possibilities with it. The dough is also an epic sensory experience, where they employ smell, touch, and sight in a fun connective way. Here at Dough Parlour we recognized this benefit so we came up with a pumpkin spice dough that comes with a pumpkin-shaped cutter. This combines the look and smell of Fall and creates a sense of nostalgia. If creating these sorts of playful learning experiences for your child means a lot to you I’m here to help let you know how to make your own play dough. But remember, Dough Parlour offers 100% all-natural, non-toxic dough with wonderfully natural scents and soft hues, and pleasant pastels to promote a warm, and calming environment. Dough Parlour offers you the perks of homemade play dough, without all the work and mess.

how to make your own play dough using natural ingredients

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED

Remember that homemade play dough will not have the chemicals and preservatives that the big brands in toy stores have. This means you will have to throw it out and make more dough eventually. Our Dough Parlour has ZERO artificial preservatives, which means it is best kept refrigerated where it can last several months if massaged and played with consistently. If dough is kept outside of the refrigerator, it will last approximately 4-6 weeks. If any signs of mold do appear, please discard it right away. Now, let’s get to the dough!

child hand playing with 100% non toxic play dough making an umbrella and raindrops out of dough made in canada

GET ROLLING IN THAT DOUGH! TWO THINGS TO CONSIDER

There are two things you need to consider if you want to make your own natural play dough at home:

  1. It’s got a shelf life since it will be free from all the preservatives and chemicals of big brands.
  2. It’s a messy operation that will turn your kitchen upside down, in a fun way, for the day. 

If you’re ok with these 2 things, let’s get started!

First, you’re going to need:

✔️a stove

✔️a medium-sized pot

✔️a spoon

✔️a rolling pin

✔️2 cups all-purpose flour

✔️3/4 cup salt

✔️3 teaspoons cream of tartar

✔️2 cups room temperature water

✔️2 tablespoons of coconut oil

✔️food coloring

You’ll also want to figure out how you’re going to store the dough, whether it’s in a ziplock bag, Tupperware containers, etc. We’d share the Dough Parlour recipe with you, but you know, we can’t exactly share the old family secret with you. But we can also send you some of the family secret instead!!!

WANT TO SKIP THE MESS AND HEAD RIGHT TO THE PLAY?

If you want to skip making play dough and head right to the most delicious smelling, wonderful texture and fun play dough you'll ever come across, click here. Our shop for mango, strawberry or perfectly peach-scented dough. We also have seasonal scents like Pumpkin Spice and limited edition scents like nostalgic Cherry Cola!

cherry cola limited edition play dough from dough parlour handmade in canada 100% non toxic dough

FINDING THE RIGHT RECIPE

Here at Dough Parlour, our dough is made from wheat flour, sea salt, vegetable oil, and premium quality bakery-grade food coloring and aromas.

WE NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT WHAT OUR KIDS ARE PLAYING WITH

We do this so that we never have to worry about our kids putting the dough in their mouths, and we assume you want the same. So make sure to avoid any dough recipes that call for chemicals or preservatives. Making your own playdough is liking making pizza dough or bread, just with a much different intent. 

100% non toxic play dough, as seen on dragons den made in canada

There are tons of recipes online. We love this one by mom blogger I heart Nap Time. Sample around and find whichever one suits you best. Don’t forget Dough Parlour is a great way to skip the mess, but still, have access to a healthier and happier experience with dough. Your child deserves to play, but who needs all the chemicals of the big brands, am I right?! 

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