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A dinosaur theme is so much fun! And since children love imaginary play with dinosaurs and we love incorporating sensory play into our learning, I knew we needed a fun homemade playdough recipe to go with our dinosaur activities. This Dinosaur Play dough is colorful, exciting and gives it a natural dinosaur feel for play time.

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Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

Dinosaur Play Dough

We started by reading some of our favorite dinosaur books. Then we made this super soft play dough together. To make our play dough we used this easy playdough recipe that only takes 5 minutes to make.

What you will need to make your playdough recipe is in this picture below. However, I have it displayed in a recipe list form to print out towards the bottom of the page. Have Fun!

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Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

How to Make Playdough

Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

Start by adding the flour, salt, and cream of tartar to a large mixing bowl. Whisk it to combine. Set aside.

Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

Pour the water and vegetable oil into a large saucepan and stir it well.  Add the flour mixture and whisk until there are no lumps remaining.

Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

Place the pan on the stove and stir continuously over medium heat until a thick ball of dough is formed. 

Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

Remove your dough from the heat and allow the dough to cool for 5 minutes and divide it into 3 even pieces. Add a few drops of food coloring to each piece. 

Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

Knead each piece of dough to soften and distribute the color.  You may find it easier for your kids to use a sealed plastic bag when kneading to eliminate any mess from the coloring.  

Dinosaur Play Dough Activities

Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

Now you have brown, grey and turquoise colored playdough for hours of dinosaur fun!

  • Brown playdough can be used for the land
  • Grey playdough can be used for rocks
  • Turquoise playdough can be used for water!

Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

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Dinosaur Play dough, Dinosaur Activities for Preschoolers and Toddlers, This Dinosaur Playdough is an easy homemade playdough recipe perfect for sensory activities and imaginary play for preschoolers. Add hands on activities to your Preschool Dinosaur Theme

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Dinosaur Play Dough Recipe
Keyword: Dinosaur Playdough Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Your favorite prehistoric food colors I used AmeriColor chocolate brown, slate, and turquoise
Instructions
  1. Add the flour, salt, and cream of tartar to a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Pour the water and vegetable oil into a large saucepan and stir well. Add the flour mixture and whisk until there are no lumps remaining.
  3. Place the pan on the stove and stir continuously over medium heat until a thick ball of dough is formed. Remove from heat.
  4. Allow the dough to cool for 5 minutes and divide into 3 even pieces. Add a few drops of food coloring to each piece.
  5. Knead each piece of dough to soften and distribute the color. You may find it easier for your kids to use a sealed plastic bag when kneading to eliminate any mess from the coloring.
  6. Now you have brown, grey and turquoise colored playdough for hours of dinosaur fun! Brown playdough can be used for the land, grey playdough can be used for rocks and the turquoise playdough can be used for water!
  7. **Store in an airtight plastic Ziploc bag for up to 1 month.

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