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


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

*Mix all ingredients together


*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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