What can you do with broken crayons? This crayon playdough is another great way to use up old crayons as well as make an awesome sensory playdough for kids. Here’s a fun variation of our popular playdough recipes. Read on to find out how to make this art inspired playdough with crayons.
HOW TO MAKE PLAYDOUGH WITH CRAYONS
A CRAYOLA PLAYDOUGH?
Playdough is an excellent addition to your preschool activities! Even create a busy box from a ball of homemade crayon playdough, a small rolling pin and cookie cutters. Did you know that homemade sensory play materials like this playdough with crayons are amazing for helping kids develop an awareness of their senses?
Kids can explore shapes, numbers and other themes creatively with homemade crayon playdough. Check out our easy and fun playdough activities, and make sure to download your free playdough mat below!
How do you fix broken crayons? Check out how to melt crayons!
CRAYON PLAYDOUGH RECIPE
These are the ingredients for ONE batch of colored playdough. To make additional playdough, repeat the recipe for each color.
YOU WILL NEED
- 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
- 1 ½ cup flour
- ¾ cup salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 crayons, coarsely chopped
- 1 cup water
HOW TO MAKE CRAYON PLAYDOUGH
STEP 1. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients: flour, cream of tartar and salt.
STEP 2. In a medium nonstick pot over medium heat, add the oil and crayon. Stir constantly until the crayon is melted.
STEP 3. Add the water and food coloring to the pot and expect the wax to separate from the water. Continue to stir, adding the dry ingredients to the pot.
STEP 4. When the dough comes together as a ball and the liquid has absorbed, transfer the dough to waxed, freezer, or parchment paper.
While the dough is still warm but cool to touch, knead the dough until smooth, about 2 minutes.
STORAGE: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two months or at room temperature for 3 days.
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