A Cowboy's Life: DIY Play Dough

DIY Play Dough

6:51:00 AM

We made some homemade play dough this weekend. Like most kids my little guy loves anything that is hands on. I liked this recipe because it's only 2 ingredients and we had them in the house.

(Affiliate links are used in this post to make this project.) 

Supplies needed:
Hair conditioner
Finger paint

Mix in about 1 cup conditioner and 2 cup cornstarch. You will need to play around with the mixture until it is dough consistency

Next add in a squirt of finger paint for color. *Your child might make a face of uncertainty at this step.

Once the paint is all mixed in, you are ready to play!

This mix definitely smells better than real play-doh and will leave your hands feeling soft. However, I didn't feel like this would be something that could be stored and used again. So once Carson was done with the activity we just threw it away.


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  1. I would have loved this as a kid. So fun!!

  2. This is so fun! My kids would love it. Thanks for sharing at The Makers!
    Corey @ TinySidekick.com

  3. It's always fun when they can do hands on activities.

  4. Ooo! This is a great idea! I will have to add this to my list. Stopping by from the hop! :) Newest follower. :)

  5. I've made a fair share of homemade playdoh before, but I've never used conditioner! I think I will try it out :)

  6. So simple! I'd love it if you'd share this at my link party, going on now!http://www.accidentallywonderful.blogspot.com/2014/02/accidentally-wonderful-wednsday-4.html

  7. The look on Carson's face is hilarious!

  8. I might actually manage making this! thank you for linking up with the #pinitparty


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