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Crafts for Kids: How to make your own Oat Playdough

How To Make Your Own Oat Playdough Whites Oats

If you’re looking for some kid friendly crafts and activities you can do around the house then look no further than your kitchen cupboards. Did you know you can use oats to make a fun and safe craft material for your little ones? Oat play dough is all-natural and edible which makes it safe for children who like to put things in their mouth.

There are lots of great oat playdough recipes which are cooked, uncooked, edible and even scented. This particular Oat Playdough recipe is simple to make with only 3 ingredients and doesn’t require cooking. You can even add food colouring or a natural dye of your choice to colour the dough.

You will need:

  • ½ cup (uncooked) Speedicook oats
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup flour
  • (optional) food colouring


  1. Add oats, water and flour in a large bowl.
  2. Add in a couple of drops of food colouring if desired.
  3. Combine all ingredients and work into a dough.
  4. Knead for a few minutes until the dough takes shape.

This recipe makes a nice amount of dough for 1-2 children. If you need more playdough then just simply double the recipe. The dough will keep in the refrigerator for a week or two in a tub or ziplock bag. If the dough begins to smell or look funny it should be discarded.

If you’re looking for some fun activities to do once you've made your playdough then why not get creative with the dough using playdough tools, cookie cutters and other kitchen utensils to make interesting shapes and patterns. Get the kids to decorate their dough creations with items like googly eyes and feathers to create little playdough monsters or use rubber stamps, beads and other items around the home. For a festive theme you can shape your dough into Christmas trees or candy canes using Christmas decorations from around the home.

If you don’t have googly eyes and feathers around the home you could even make a day out of the activity by first collecting items like shells, leaves, flowers and more from around the garden to decorate and use with the playdough.

For more fun in the kitchen with your little ones why not try out our delicious (and super easy) Honey Oat Cookies recipe.

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