Non-Toxic Play Dough Recipe for Kids


Play dough is an excellent sensory activity for children to develop a multitude of skills, ranging from:

  • Fine motor development

  • Increased hand strength and finger manipulation

  • Crossing of midline

  • Imagination + play skills

  • Social skills

  • Hand-eye coordination

  • Tactile exploration

  • Language development

  • And more!


Play dough is more than just a pile of dough, Moms! It's a great sensory tool that you can make in the comfort of your own home! However, it's important to understand that although play dough is an excellent "skill builder", some brands of play dough may contain artificial and toxic ingredients, making it even more important for you to make play dough at home. In fact, this would be a GREAT activity for you to do with your child (another great skill builder)!

Enjoy The Non-Toxic Blossoming Mommy and Baby Play dough Recipe below and don't forget to share this recipe with your girlfriends on your favorite social media channel below! We can't wait to see your dough balls and busy little toddler hands! Want to learn the ins and outs of holistic living for the family? How about gorgeous DIY recipes like this one? Join the Growing Blossoming Community today for direct, members only content! You're just a click away! Join us, HERE! 

Blossoming Mommy and Baby Non-Toxic Playdough 


-3 cups flour

-3/4 cup salt

-1 cup water

-1/4 cup arrowroot powder

-3 T coconut oil

-2 T cream of tarter

-15-20 drops lavender essential oil

-Optional: (10-15 drops) All-Natural Food Coloring! 


-Pour water and oil in pan, heat on medium heat until oil is melted.

-Gently pour in flour, salt, arrowroot powder, and cream of tarter, stir on medium heat for ~2 minutes or until ball is formed.

-Remove from heat and place ball on wax paper.

-Sprinkle essential oil into play dough and knead for 2 minutes.

-Store in airtight container.

-Do not eat.