3 Quick and Easy Homemade Play Recipes Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen

“It is a happy talent to know how to play”, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Making your own art and play materials is so easy and lots of fun for kids. It’s a great lesson in resourcefulness and helps avoid those unidentifiable ingredients found in many bought play doughs and paints. If you have little ones who like to test things out with their mouths, it’s always nice to have a few homemade supplies that you know exactly what went into them.

These three recipes are definitely favourites in our house. They’re quick and easy to make, budget friendly and use ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen cupboard!

1. Quick and Easy Homemade Puffy Paint

This recipe is super quick to make and the finished creations are great. Using just three basic kitchen ingredients, and the magic of a microwave, your kids can create fantastic 3-D works of art.Play recipes - Puffy Paint Artworks

2. Classic Play Dough Recipe (no stove needed!)

This no-cook version of a classic play recipe is really easy to make and the play dough can keep for months! Play recipes - Play Dough - Create - Cook

3. 2 Ingredient Homemade Goop (or Ooblek)

Goop, otherwise known as Ooblek, has a bizarre consistency. Sometimes liquid, sometimes solid! You only need two ingredients for lots of goopy, messy fun.Play recipes - Making a ball of Goop (Ooblek)

Creative Challenge: Choose one of the above play recipes and make it with your kids this week. Or go wild and make all three! Let me know in the comments below which recipe you tried. I’d love to hear about it.

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2 thoughts on “3 Quick and Easy Homemade Play Recipes Using Ingredients From Your Kitchen

  1. Love these recipes, puffy paint is on the top of the list for activities for this weekend!
    Do tell though….where did you get those dinosaurs in the play dough photos, they are awesome 🙂

    1. That’s great Jen! Would love to hear how it goes 🙂
      Hmmm, the dinosaurs… I think we may have bought them from Shiploads or similar discount place… Sorry, I can’t remember! Miss 5 has had them for a few years now and they tend to show up in lots of our cooking, play dough, outside etc adventures 😉

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