The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

I’m so excited to launch The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book .  It’s a fantastic resource that brings you recipes and ideas for a whole year of play.the homemade play dough recipe book cover 

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

This book is for you! Play dough is such a beneficial material for children to play with and so versatile that it can be used however old your children are, and whatever their passions might be.

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book brings you recipes and play ideas for a whole year of activities. It includes great ideas for sensory and imaginative play, creating small worlds, art projects, and math and literacy activities.

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What’s in the book

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book gives you:

All the recipes you need to make homemade play dough for all the activities

My all-time favorite no-cook play dough recipe :: a cooked play dough version :: a gluten-free recipe :: a salt dough recipe :: a modeling dough recipe :: a real bread dough recipe.

Ideas for 52 weeks of loose parts play, in a great printable poster

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A whole year of play dough activities

Arranged seasonally there’s an idea for every week of the year.

:: For winter, there are snowmen and winter landscapes

:: For spring, try chicks, birds and garden flower play dough

:: For summer, there are seaside ideas, caterpillars and butterflies

:: For autumn, there are fall trees and cinnamon dough

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:: For storytelling, there’s Golidlocks’ dough and gingerbread men

:: For role play, there’s a pizza parlour, bakery and candy story

:: For small world play, there are diggers, outer space dough and an under-the-sea art mural

:: There are math games and puzzles, and ideas for adding reading and writing, too

Plus my special wake-up dough, chill-out dough and favorite Christmas-Day play dough recipe too.

Watch the video for a peek inside!

This book is for you if…

you’re already a fan of play dough, because it brings you new ideas and inspiration to keep your play-dough activities fresh, with lots of fun and learning

you’re just starting out with play dough, because it has all the recipes you need and a great selection of play ideas

you’ve never tried homemade play dough before, because it’s got my favorite no-cook easy play-dough recipe, with step-by-step instructions for how to make it


How to get your copy

The Homemade Play Dough Recipe book is an e-book. That means you can buy it anywhere in the world, for instant download – it’s not a print book that you have to have shipped to you.

It costs just $9.99 and is sold through PayPal. This means you can buy it wherever you live in the world and PayPal will take care of the currency conversion for you.

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You can buy it now, on any device, and then download it when you are ready. Depending on the apps you have installed and your operating system you might be able to go ahead and download the book on your mobile device, but if you have any doubts or problems, I recommend you use a computer to download the book and then share it to your mobile devices.

You can read the book on screen or print it off. You can print the whole book, or choose one activity at a time.

Get your copy now – and let me know which fun activity you choose to try out first!



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  1. says

    We are such HUGE play dough fans here and I am so excited by your fab ebook! It is packed with so many really awesome, and doable ideas!! Well done!

  2. Misty Scott says

    I ordered this book via Facebook on my iphone. I paid through my paypal account. I didn’t receive any kind of email confirming payment and giving me a link to download the book. How do I get a copy of the book that I paid for?

    • says

      Hi Misty. Did you see that I replied to your question on Facebook? If you can tell me ( the e-mail address that’s linked to your Paypal account, I will be able to find you on the system and arrange for a new link to be sent to you straight away. Could you e-mail me with the details and we can get this sorted for you? Thanks,


      • says

        happy new year cathy! it has been sooo much fun joining in the new SimplePlay activities with all your readers this year–thanks a million for being the one to “bring it back to basics” it really is a great feeling just watching them play/learn. I just thought Id update you as to my book download issues. even after you sending the email, i havent been able to find anyting ;( I would like to know if you could PLEASE try emailing me above again to see if I receive the book this time…? also just received our laptop back I will see if there is somehow a copy on my hotmail server archives somehow/somewhere. I feel so in the dark lol not having my own copy of your book! see ya around! Janine (ps i am sorry to bug but on a teeny budget thx)

        • says

          Hi Jeanine, I’ve been wondering if you’d managed to download it yet. I’ve just sent you another link, to the e-mail address you’ve left here. If you don’t receive it, please let me know and I will issue you a refund. (You might need to check in your spam folder to see it) Thanks for joining in with #simpleplay – I’ve been enjoying seeing your photos on Instagram! Cathy

          • says

            Hey there Cathy! You are simply amazing! I share all of your activities everywhere I possibly can, and take part in as many as well ;D I am so excited about this new year of learning and play ing with my youngster. I have been able to share so many projects with my neighbours and the family I just began babysitting. I look forward daily to receiving your emails and ideas for the kids. Gives me hope, inspiration and encouragement ;D thank you. You really are a gem & have been very patient with my difficulty here as well. Sorry. Don’t know what happened but,a I recieved your latest email just now, and I am here to RE-Purchase YAY!!! 😉 To download Immediately LOL ..thank you again for your assistance and much more, Jeanine from Canada :)

  3. Lorraine says

    Hi Cathy,
    I have tried to contact you by email, but have not had success, so will try this method. I purchased thee book paying by PayPal, and although the payment his showing in my account I have not received a download link or any other mail from yourself, please would you look into this for me? I can provide payment ID number if that helps. Thanks.


    • says

      Hi Lorraine, sorry you had difficulties with the e-mail. I’ve just sent you an e-mail now which contains a fresh download link for the book. If you have any further problems with it, please do let me know. Best wishes, Cathy

  4. Rebecca says

    I purchased the book and my paypal made the payment, but no link came through. Can you please send it to this email address?? And no, it’s not in my spam.

    • says

      Hi Rebecca. Sorry you had a problem with the e-mail. I’ve sent you a new link to the e-mail address you’ve given here. If you have any further problems, please do let me kow. Cathy

  5. Kaye Gabel says

    Is there a way to prevent play dough from getting moldy? I tried te cooked recipe and put it zip lock bags after cooling but after awhile the get moldy

  6. Lily says

    WhI have measurement system do your recipes use in the book? Do they include the US measurements? I love playing with Play Doh with children, so this would be an option to consider. Will you sell your books in hardcover?

    • says

      Hi Lily. Most of the recipes are given in cups. The real bread dough uses grams. And no, they’re not available in hardcover. Thanks for your interest in the book. :)

  7. Connie says

    if your children are combining colors, do you have to make new play dough every time they play with it? If so, is there a way to reuse the play dough? Can the dough keep? If so, how? The person in February of last year (2014) had the same question, and I can’t find an answer… I would like to know the answers before purchasing the book.

    • says

      Hi Connie. I guess it depends if you are bothered about the colours getting mixed up or not. I usually make one or two colours at a time and we keep them tied shut in a plastic food bag between play. I find they last for months, so we get lots of reuse from. Some of the ideas in the book suggest particular colours – so if you want to make the lavender play dough for example, it’s a purple one that fits best. But many of the ideas are play and learning ones that are based on play dough, but you don’t need it to be a specific colour – so you could make one batch of play dough that’s good for lots of the activities in the book, played with over a long period of time. Hope that helps, but let me know if you have any other questions. Cathy

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