When I was young and bored, my mom would reach into the pantry for flour and salt to make me some easy homemade playdough. This stuff could keep me busy for hours. Today, there are countless playdough recipes for kids on YouTube and craft blogs. So not only can your little ones have fun playing with the dough, but they can watch how it's made and maybe even take part in it.
Although most homemade playdoughs are made with food products, not every recipe is edible. According to BBC News, a 2014 warning from the UK's National Poisons Information Service noted that homemade play dough can contain enough salt to poison a child or your pets. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also warned that, because flour comes from a grain directly pulled from fields where animals may roam, homemade playdough can contain bacteria such as E. coli. It's important to supervise your kids to make sure they aren't eating the playdough, no matter how good it looks or smells (Seriously, who doesn't love that playdough scent.) And, if you want to play it extra safe, choose recipes for edible playdough, instead.
Here are some easy homemade playdough recipes that your kids will love.