The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Oatmeal Playdough

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Oatmeal Playdough

Lydia Grace and I whipped up some play dough today. It's a taste safe oatmeal play dough. Although I don't encourage her to eat any, it is completely edible if she were to decide to take a little taste. And let's face it! Toddlers seem to put everything in their mouths. It's all part of healthy, normal development. With this play dough, that's not a concern. Yay! A play dough for tiny hands that won't stress mom out.

This is a great sensory activity for kids of all ages! The texture is different than that of store-bought play dough which makes it unique and fun. With only three ingredients, it's simple enough for older kiddos to mix up themselves. And since it's edible, little ones can have fun with it too! It's a perfect activity for all!

Oatmeal Play Dough

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 flour
Directions:
  1. Stir all of the ingredients together in a large bowl until everything is completely mixed together.
  2. Hand it over to your little one to play with.
  3. Sprinkle in a few cookie cutters to extend the fun.

15 comments:

  1. I've never heard of oatmeal playdough! How cool!

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  2. Jenniferr she looks about the same age as my granddaughter I love the idea of oatmeal playdough since lots of things at this age seem to go where it shouldnt in their mouths thanks for sharing I am going to share with her mommy

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  3. Shopannies,
    You are exactly right! If this playdough happens to go to their mouths...oh well, no harm done. :) Lydia Grace actually tried to put some in her mouth, but she didn't seem to like the bland taste.

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  4. Such a good idea! I'll have to try that!

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  5. This is SO neat! Thanks for sharing with us - I'm going to save this link for the future - my son is only 12 months now. :)

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  6. Looks like fun! I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for the idea. :)

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  7. Great idea! I'd love for you to link it here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/10/fall-craft-challenge-5-kids-craft-or.html

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  8. Thank you that's brilliant, but my 11-month old just wants to eat big handfuls of the stuff!! I guess it will be a while before he will really play with play dough properly.

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    1. Some kids are ready for it before others. My oldest was doing sensory and play dough activities before she was a year, but my youngest was much older. I hope you'll keep the recipe handy for when they are a little older.

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  9. I love this idea!! Just curious, no cooking necessary? Just mix it?

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    1. No cooking. You just have to mix it all together.

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  10. Fantastically simple! My daughter loves it and I love that it has no furniture-destroying dyes in for when she runs off with the dough!

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