October 20, 2017

Easy Playdough Recipe (Boredom Busters)


It’s that time of the year when you begin to hear, “I’m bored.”

Honestly, for years now, our children have learned that phrase is the kiss of death in our home because I can find plenty of things for them to do when they’re bored. They tend to get a recap of how screen time has minimized all their creative brain cells, so when boredom hits, they just might keep it to themselves.

 Our kids should never be bored if they dig into their imagination, so let’s create another easy boredom buster solution. Our youngest daughter is amazing at creating these solutions. She even came up with her own Boredom Buster jar filled with ideas when she has free time. 

Love that, girl and need her in my life because too often this is my life.

boredom busters for kids

Why not turn off the TV, gather the kids and have a blast making one of our most favorite past times. For years, we loved making Homemade Play Dough. In fact, even though our youngest is nine years old, she still has a huge supply of Play Dough in our craft closest and once a month grabs it out and begins creating something fun.

It’s so critical to continue having our kids use their imagination in their play and this is a perfect way to do it.

Do you have a favorite Boredom Buster for your kids? It doesn’t have to be just crafts. I’d love to share it here on the blog, and welcome your photos and ideas.



  1. I just made this yesterday! I was so excited. Gave it to my 15 month old. . . and she wasn’t interested at all. I thought she would love to squish it, but she just walked away. Oh well. I will keep trying. She will probably end up putting most of it in her mouth. 🙂


  2. Fun stuff! I remember loving play dough when I was a kid too 🙂


  3. love this …I need to try it with my little one…looking for ideas to keep her occupied. 🙂


  4. i haven’t made this in awhile. thanks for reminding me, looks like fun! susan


  5. Love play-dough!! My four (10,8,6,4) will all play happily with it for hours! And that second recipe is our favorite because it’s easy enough for the older two to do alone and lasts forever.


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