Playdough activities

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an alphabetical list of playdough activities and ideas
playdough colour themed activity ideas for children's play and adults well-being
Playdough activity ideas for children and adults  About the site

many thanks for the interest. came about when a passion for dough appeared too much for silkysteps recipe section! it grew out of proportion to the other areas yet still seemed to remain somewhat hidden. So, here the activity pages have greater prominence and I get to revel in a whole site of doughy dedication!

Dough in it's various forms have inspired art projects for decades, and whilst I'm currently wishing this was smell-a-vision, for me personally the convenience of hand making a batch of dough on demand is the only thought to rival the childhood scent of a newly opened tub of Hasbro's play-doh!

Hasbro play-doh

I hope you enjoy all the ideas and printables on the site as much as I love creating them. Please use them in any non-financial way, do not upload them to another site or claim them as your own and please don't hesitate to get in touch to talk about using the illustrations and text for charity.

You'll find the shop page contains links to Amazon which will hopefully inspire many more ideas and if you're in a position to help support the work happening behind the website a donation through silkysteps would be most warmly and gratefully received. is an online service only, it's run and hosted in the UK and aims to support children and adults wanting malleable ideas for play, learning, health, well-being and development purposes. Cookies are used to deliver the best possible experience for visitors through advertising and affiliate links with

Thank you again for stopping by xx


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 Playdough Recipes
 Edible playdough recipes
 Not for eating playdough recipes

 An alphabet of playdough

Aa - Bb - Cc - Dd - Ee - Ff - Gg - Hh - Ii - Jj - Kk

 Ll - Mm - Nn - Oo - Pp - Qq - Rr - Ss - Tt - Uu
 Vv - Ww - Xx - Yy - Zz   

 Seasonal playdough activities  
 Playdough books  
 Colour themed playdough activities
 Mixed - metallic rainbow and duos
 Red playdough
Pink playdough
 Orange playdough
 Yellow playdough
 Green playdough
 Blue playdough
 Purple playdough
 Brown playdough
 Black playdough
 Grey playdough
 White playdough


 About this website  
 Buy playdough products
 In the playdough tool box  
 Playdough activities by age 

 Benefits of playdough  

Sensory playdough activities

Playdough textures

Copyright notice - designed, written and illustrated by Ruth Grimes