DIY Oatmeal Play dough

Oatmeal Playdough

This homemade play dough is recipe quick, easy, and edible. You won’t have to worry about your little one putting it in their mouth, although I am not sure how good it would taste! The texture of this is different than normal play dough which will make for a nice change.

For This Activity You need
-1/2 cup flour
-1/2 cup water
-1 cup oats ( I used old fashioned but I don’t think it would matter)
-Food coloring (optional)

This Activity
-Builds fine motor skills
-Boosts creativity
-Teaches about texture and smell
-Helps teach about the properties of objects 

Mix the flour, water, and oats together well and add food coloring if desired

Then hand knead until smooth (This starts out very sticky, so add in more flour as you knead to make it smooth)

Oatmeal Playdough

Simple as that! 

She loves poking her fingers in it

She then used a potato masher

Then she used a cookie cutter

 What other items do you incorporate when playing with play dough?

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  1. says

    Wow, so easy! I love that there is no cooking involved, and I bet the oatmeal gives it a really unique texture. Thanks for sharing this!
    Christie from

  2. says

    Oatmeal play dough is one of our favorites because it’s so quick to make. I’ve played around with the amounts, and we actually like it with less oatmeal. Try equal ratios of the ingredients (1/2 cup each) and see if you agree.

    Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Showcase! :)

      • DS says

        I added a bit of vegetable oil to this playdough once it was mixed together. It stayed soft longer, and it made it super smooth and easily formed!

    • Brittany says

      I stored it in a zip lock bag in the fridge. When you take it out, add just a tiny bit of water and knead it till smooth and soft. If you do that, it should be more mold-able. Good luck!

    • Brittany says

      Jayme, yes you can! My daughter was about 12 months and still tended to put things in her mouth. It is non toxic. While it may not taste very good, it should not pose a problem at all. Of course, only do what you are comfortable with when it comes your own child.


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