Dinosaur Play Dough with Texture

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How to make dinosaur play dough with texture! This sensory play idea is so easy to make and the results are fabulous for any sensory play set up where you need a little extra oomph to the play dough…

I used this play dough in our Dinosaur Invitation to Play. Children love play setups or invitations that allow them to imagine and create freely with no objectives and goals! You can ready about that here…

My son Dylan and his friend Olivier discovered this texture whilst they were playing. I potted the dough afterward and opened it up a month later to discover it in perfect shape! I thought it may go soggy, it did not, so I am happy to share our discovery!

Dinosaur Play Dough with Texture

Easy dinosaur play dough – with texture – recipe.

You need a few things…

  • Play Dough – here is a wonderful recipe! We used green. You can use any color you like or have. This is the perfect activity for when the play dough is getting a little old and you don’t mind that it ends up in a mess…
  • Rice. You can use plain white rice or you can color it for extra effect. We had some yellow rice over, so I used that.
  • I also added some yellow dried marigold flowers. This added extra special texture and color to play with – but is completely optional!

You can put the ingredients together right away or you can set them up separately – like this invitation to play, and let the kids mix them up all on their own! They will appreciate playing with the different textures.

Once you are finished playing, squash all the dough and rice together and store it in a ziplock bag. Natural play dough – self made – has no preservatives, so storing it in the fridge helps to keep it bacteria free between plays!

Here are some other sensory play ideas I think you will enjoy:

Dinosaur Play Dough with Texture
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