Multisensory DIY Dough Recipe

Great DIY multisensory play dough recipe for teachers

Looking for an easy DIY play dough recipe that kids will love? Then you’ll love this recipe!

As a hands-on teacher on a budget, I’ve learned a lot of great recipes over the years. Today I’m going to share my favorite multisensory play dough recipe. The reason I like this version of the recipe so much is because it awakens multiple senses when my students use it. The bright rainbow colors are visually appealing, the texture is great for little hands and the scents are fabulous. In fact, it smells so good that your students might be tempted to eat it. Personally I like to use it with my play dough mats at center time. No matter how you use it, students will love playing with this multi-sensory play dough.


  • 1 c. flour
  • ¼ c. salt
  • 1 package KoolAid
  • 2 Tbsp. cream of tarter
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil


  1. Mix all the ingredients together.
  2. Cook in a saucepan on low heat for 3-5 minutes, stirring until it forms a ball.
  3. Set it aside to cool and then put it in a plastic bag or container.
  4. Tip: Make sure you don’t make it too wet to avoid staining of hands.

What’s your favorite teaching recipe? We’d love to try it out!

As always, happy teaching!

♥ Nicole

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