Playdough fun for toddlers provides a hands-on sensory experience that stimulates their creativity and fine motor skills.

Who doesn’t love playdough? You can mould it, squish it, roll it…it’s such a fun and inexpensive toy that can provide hours of entertainment for toddlers. These days you can find glittery playdough, scented playdough and even glow-in-the-dark playdough. Whichever playdough you choose, it’s a great activity to encourage creativity, imagination, and fine motor skills in little ones.

If you’re looking for some creative playdough ideas, we have come up with a few you can try! 


Use small items like googly eyes, beads, and pipe cleaners to decorate your toddler’s playdough creations. This can be a fun way to encourage them to use their imagination and make something unique. Here are some creative ideas to make your own playdough kit. 

Make pizza

Roll out the playdough into a flat circle and let your toddler add toppings like cheese, pepperoni, and mushrooms. This can be a fun way to introduce basic counting.

Stamp & press

Provide your toddler with stamps, cookie cutters, and other small objects that can be pressed into the playdough to create different textures and shapes.

Make animals

Show your toddler how to make different animals using playdough. You can start with simple shapes like balls and snakes and let them have fun adding eyes, ears or tails.

Practise letters and numbers

Use playdough to make letters and numbers. This can be a fun way to introduce basic literacy and numeracy skills. Here are some great playdough task cards.

Cut and slice

Give your toddler a plastic knife or scissors and let them cut and slice the playdough. This helps develop their fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Play games

Encourage your toddler to make a secret object out of playdough and then have you guess what it is. This can be a fun way to encourage communication and creativity.



Playdough is such a great, versatile toy that can provide hours of entertainment for toddlers. 

If you’re looking for more fun things to try at home, water play is a great idea. You can read our blog to find out more!