Oatmeal Playdough Recipe

Looking for something a little different that is a great sensory activity and helps with fine motor skills? This homemade oatmeal playdough recipe is quick and easy. You won’t have to worry about your little one putting it in their mouth because it is edible, 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 and makes a great tactile sensory experience.

Oatmeal Playdough recipe. Sensory play. Activities for kids at home and for toddlers.

For This Activity You need
-3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup water
-1 cup oats ( I used old fashioned but I don’t think it would matter)
-Food coloring

How to Make Oatmeal Playdough

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

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe



Then hand knead until smooth. This starts out very sticky, so add in more flour as you knead to make it smooth. This is a very dough like playdough. Which makes it super fun for playing bakery.

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe

Simple as that! 

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe

You can use simple kitchen tools to extend the fun with this play dough. Some ideas are below.

You could use a potato masher

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe


Or a cookie cutter

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe

Using a non sharp knife is super fun for kids. As are forks!

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe

You might also like peppermint scented playdough or chocolate scented playdough!

Chocolate playdough

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