Fall Play Dough Mats

Fall Play Dough Mats

As I was creating these new fall themed play dough mats, my 7 year old daughter peeked over my shoulder and begged me to print one out for her!  She chose the turkey and got to work creating an absolutely adorable turkey!

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She has loved play dough for years and still enjoys our Busy Hands Play Dough Box regularly. We like to make our own play dough and I am planning to make a new fall batch this week, but she had some store-bought Play-Doh so she used that!

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At first she was upset that we didn’t have the ‘proper matching’ turkey colors. Once she was done she loved her colorful creation and so did I!

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Playing with play dough and using printables to inspire creative play is a great addition to an early childhood learning environment. Playing with play dough is great for developing fine motor skills and is an awesome sensory experience. The printable mats bring an added element of play and expose letter and print identification also!

This set includes 5 different pages, perfect to use throughout the fall!

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Download your FREE Fall Play Dough Mats here!

Free Fall Play Dough Mats

This freebie is from our new Fall Mega Bundle, filled with over 50 pages containing 36 different activities for tots-Kindergartners.

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Homemade Play Dough Printable Recipe

Homemade Play Dough Recipe

I am so excited to be able to share our favorite play dough recipe with you today!  I had linked to it in this post from another blog years ago but the blog was taken down and thus the link was broken.  I finally remembered to email Laura, the original author, to ask permission to share it here and she graciously said yes! I have included a printable play dough recipe also, the first page is with pictures, the 2nd is without. The link is at the bottom of the post!

Keep in mind, I am not a cook, nor am I any sort of play dough making expert, this is just the one recipe I tried and it works for us!  There are many other options floating around online, I just tend to stick with what I know, and this is it!

I personally prefer making it alone, but my kids love helping so they usually do.  It has been awhile since we have made a batch because I got lazy and bought Play Doh on sale.  They were so excited to have a new homemade batch!

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The were especially excited since we now have our essential oils to include.  They carefully planned out our colors and scents, you can see a few of their selections below.

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We made a double batch since they chose so many scents and colors…

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As we kneaded in the color and oil we passed it around for the smell test.  I think they love the smells the most!

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I am storing this batch in small ziploc baggies, sometimes we store it right in our play dough box, but we have too many tools in it right now! 

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~> Download printable play dough recipe here! <~

Homemade Play Dough


Did you miss my Busy Hands Play Dough Box post?  It shares how we store our play dough, the tolls we use, and printables for the box label and ABC mats!

Busy Hands Play Dough Box