There are lots of great playdough recipes around. Cooked, uncooked, edible, scented. You name it, and there is a playdough recipe. Oatmeal playdough is certainly nothing new, but I was inspired to make some with the kids when I noticed that I had a lot of oatmeal that would be expiring soon. I wanted to share how simple it is to make as it only requires 3 ingredients and no cooking. You can’t get easier than that! For more fun playdough activities, check out this Fine Motor Activity with Playdough and Q-Tips.
You will need:
- 2 parts uncooked oats
- 1 part water
- 1 part flour
We made ours using 2 cups of oats, 1 cup of water and 1 cup of flour. This made a nice amount for one child but not that much for three kids. I will double the recipe the next time we make it.
Combine oats, water and flour.
Stir to work into a dough.
Knead for a few minutes until the dough takes shape. That’s it! Told you it was easy.
My kids loved the oatmeal scent and the fact that the dough was edible. I would not recommend your child eat lots of this stuff, but if they have a taste or two, no harm done. This makes oatmeal playdough a perfect first playdough for little ones who have a tendency to put things in their mouth.
This will keep in the refrigerator, though not as long as traditional cooked playdough. We have had ours for about a week and it is still good. Please discard if it starts to smell or look funny. This is good advice for many things in life.
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