3 Dough and 3 Paint Recipes to Keep Young Kids Busy

Looking for some sensory ways to keep your kids busy? Working with dough and paint is a toddler favourite activity, and will interest all preschoolers too.


Peanut Butter Playdough

1 part peanut butter 
1 part non-fat powdered milk 
1 tsp. of honey*(optional) 

* Mix and knead.* Honey should be avoided for children under age one.

Oatmeal Fun Dough

2 cups uncooked oatmeal 
1 cup flour 
1/4 cup water 

*Mix all ingredients and knead dough.

Rubber Dough

2 cups baking soda 
1 1/2 cup water 
1 cup cornstarch 

*Mix with fork. boil over medium heat until thick. Cool on flat surface.

Other Recipes

Flour Finger-paint

3 cups flour 
2 TBSP liquid soap 
3/4 cup water 
food coloring 

*Mix all ingredients together

Finger Paint

*Mix together dry tempera paint with liquid starch or wall paper paste.

Puffy Tempera Paint

(for paper use only) 
1 part salt 
1 part flour 
1 water 
2 parts dry tempera 

*Mix all ingredients together and put in squeeze bottles.



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