Your Guide to Amazing Recipes for PLAY!

Need a few creative ideas to keep the kids entertained? Here are some of our favorite EASY recipes for play that are sure to inspire plenty of imaginative playtime fun! Did you know that you can make your own paint, sidewalk chalk, bubble solution, and more? I love that so many of these recipes call for very inexpensive, easy to find ingredients, yet they delight kids of all ages. Yay for simple and good old-fashioned fun!! You will want to bookmark or pin this post for future reference.

Your Guide to Amazing Recipes for Play -- homemade paint, sidewalk chalk, bubble solution, play dough, and more!

Cloud Dough Recipe

Great sensory fun! This cloud dough recipe is perfect for a pretend ice cream shop!


Sidewalk Chalk Paint Recipe

Why not paint the sidewalk? As soon as the weather is warm enough, this is one of our favorite outdoor art activities to do over and over again!

Our Favorite Homemade Play Dough Recipe

Tried and true. Nothing inspires creativity like a fresh batch of homemade play dough!

Make Your Own Sidewalk Chalk from Playful Learning

I love how inviting this recipe for homemade sidewalk chalk looks!

12 Recipes for Paint

12 Recipes for Paint

A fantastic round up of 12 recipes for paint you’ll want to have on-hand.

Grape-Scented Galaxy Dough

Crafting Tip: Use play dough to clean up glitter. Then, called it “galaxy dough“.

Make Your Own Bathtub Paint from Kids Activities Blog

Painting in the tub is so much fun!


Homemade Bubble Solution

This recipe can make HUGE bubbles! Here’s a little video demonstration of this recipe for homemade bubble solution in action!:

Microwave Puffy Paint Recipe

Microwave Puffy Paint Recipe — amaze your kids with this paint that puffs up in the microwave.

Fluffy Snow Paint Recipe

How to Make Fluffy Snow Paint — paint beautifully textured blizzards, snowy landscapes, and snowman portraits.

Fizzing Sidewalk Paint from Kids Activities Blog — when you spray this paint, it bubbles!

Wishing you and your family a fun-filled weekend!!

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