25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts

25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts…the perfect refreshment that shouts, “Summertime is here!”

I’m so excited Watermelon is almost in season! I LOVE watermelon and watermelon desserts.

Seriously, there is nothing that satisfies more on a squelching summer day than watermelon.  So juicy, so fresh, so sweet – and so healthy! It truly is the perfect refreshment. And, watermelon’s flavor is so versatile – it works great in so many different kinds of recipes. Watermelon desserts do the trick on those sticky, hot days.

There’s no shortage of watermelon recipes for you to experiment with – cookies, pies, popsicles, and fun twists on fresh watermelon.  There are fantastic options for the little humans, for the backyard BBQs, and for your fancy girl get-togethers.  And really, you don’t have to be a genius in the kitchen to pull off some of these desserts – it almost makes itself!

Watermelon is always a hit in the summer, no matter the occasion. You absolutely can’t go wrong!

25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts

Cool Watermelon Rice Krispie Treat + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Cool Watermelon Rice Krispie Treat from I Heart Naptime

Watermelon Stars + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Stars from I Heart Naptime

Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles from Marla Meridith

Watermelon Fudge + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Fudge from Something Swanky

Watermelon Pizza from Choosing Chia

Watermelon Chocolate Chip Sorbet + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Chocolate Chip Sorbet from Taste of Home

Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Popsicles + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Popsicles from B. Britnell

Dessert Watermelon Bars + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Mouth-Watering Watermelon Bars from Right at Home

Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Creamy Watermelon Coconut Milkshake from Cook Nourish Bliss

Homemade Watermelon Slush + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Homemade Watermelon Slush from Say Yes

Watermelon Gelatin Dessert + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Gelatin Dessert from Taste of Home

Fresh Watermelon Cake + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Fresh Watermelon Cake from Veggie Belly

Watermelon Cake Balls + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Cake Balls from Pint-Sized Treasures

Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Cake in Mason Jars from Pizzazzerie

Watermelon Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Salsa with Cinnamon Tortilla Chips from Frugal Mom, Eh!

Chocolate Watermelon Pops + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Chocolate Watermelon Pops from The Glitter Guide

Watermelon Cookies on a Stick + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Cookies on a Stick from Munchkin Munchies

Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Tangy Watermelon Rice Krispies Treats from Dine and Dish

 Watermelon Pops + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Pops from Kraft

Watermelon Dessert Cake + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Cake from Woman’s Day

Watermelon Cupcakes + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Cupcakes from The First Year

Watermelon Pie + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Pie from Make and Takes

Water melon cookies + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Cookies from Taste of Home

Jello Watermelon Treats + 25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Watermelon Jell-O from Gourmet Mom on the Go

Watermelon Whoopie Pies from Craft Create Cook

If you’re looking for a fun decoration for your summer party, here is this fun tutorial for a DIY Watermelon Garland.

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25 Mouth-Watering Watermelon Desserts and Recipes...the perfect refreshment that shouts, "Summertime is here!"

Favorite Homemade Granola Bars Recipe

Favorite No Bake Homemade Granola Bars – made with only 5 ingredients! This is a super easy granola bar recipe that you can customize with your favorite ingredients.

Growing up my favorite snack was granola bars. I still love them to this day and probably have one every other day. They are just so easy to grab on the go. I also store them in my diaper bag, for when the kids needs a snack.

My kids love this natural and HEALTHY granola bar recipe. They are chewy and full of delicious flavors! Much healthier than store bought too. They are also super easy to make with only 5 ingredients. They only take about 5 minutes to whip up too, which is perfect for busy mornings.

Favorite Homemade Granola Bar Recipe

Looking for a preschool or play date snack?  Cut them into mini squares and then place them in a mini cupcake liner. Cute, easy and healthy!

Homemade Granola Bars

I also love to wrap them individually and then place them in a zip top bag in the freezer. Then we just pull them out when we need them. Great for quick snacks on the go!

How to make granola bars

5 Ingredient Granola Bars

Favorite No Bake Homemade Granola Bars – made with only 5 ingredients! This is a super easy granola bar recipe that you can customize with your favorite ingredients.

Yield: 12 bars

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups quick cooking oats
  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • Optional: salt and cinnamon, to taste

Directions:

·       Combine the oats, almond butter, almonds, chocolate chips and honey in a medium size bowl. Stir until well combined. Add more honey if needed and salt and cinnamon, to taste.

·       Line a 8x8 pan with parchment paper, allowing the paper to fall over the edges. Press the oat mixture into the pan.

·       Place in the freezer for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until firm. Remove paper from pan and then cut the large square in half. Then cut each half into 6 rectangles. Wrap bars individually with parchment paper or plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator or freezer.

Feel free to substitute the chocolate chips for dried cranberries. You may also use peanut butter and different nuts such as peanut or cashews.

You can also add in: 1/8 cup flax seed meal, 1/8 cup chia seeds, 1/8 cup sunflower seeds. Add a Tablespoon more honey for each addition.

homemade granola bar recipe

How To Make Granola Bars

Favorite No Bake Homemade Granola Bars - made with only 5 ingredients! This is a super easy recipe that you can customize with your favorite ingredients.

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50 red, white and blue ideas

50 red, white and blue ideas …creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Memorial Day typically marks the unofficial kick-off to summer, and believe me, it can’t come a day too soon! One of the best things about summer is the outdoor barbecues, and Memorial Day is the perfect time to get things started.  And while Memorial Day often means summer and barbecues (and killer sales!), we definitely don’t want to forget the real occasion for the holiday: remembering America’s fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. Their sacrifice allows us to enjoy all the incredible freedoms that we cherish so much.

Below you’ll see red white and blue ideas for desserts, decorations, centerpieces and games/activities/crafts for kids – everything you need to throw a fantastic event! All items are patriotic in nature, so while we are kicking off summer and enjoying family and friends, we can also be reminded of our great country and those who gave their lives for it. We are so thankful for their sacrifice!

Red white and blue desserts

Red Velvet Brownie Cups + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Red Velvet Brownie Cups with Cream Cheese Frosting from I Heart Naptime

Patriotic Chocolate Dipped Banana Splits + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Chocolate Dipped Banana Splits from I Heart Naptime

Flag fruit pizza from I Heart Naptime

Jello Cookies + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Jello Cookies from I Heart Naptime

Chocolate Dipped Cherries + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Chocolate Dipped Cherries from I Heart Naptime

Firecracker Cake + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Firecracker Cake from I Heart Naptime

Watermelon Stars + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Watermelon Stars from I Heart Naptime

Marshmallow Caramel Corn + + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Marshmallow Caramel Corn from I Heart Naptime

Mini Fruit Tarts + + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Mini Fruit Tarts from I Heart Naptime

Festive Red White and Blue Bark + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!Red, White and Blue Bark from The Chunky Chef

Celebration Pretzel Sticks + + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Celebration Pretzel Sticks from The Lady Behind the Curtain

Fruit Skewers + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Fruit Skewers from Raining Hot Coupons

Red white and blue popsicles + 50 Festive red, white and blue ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Red white and blue popsicles from The View From Great Island

Patriotic Cookie Cake + + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Cookie Cake from Lil’ Luna

Red, white and blue decorations

Patriotic Sundae Bar Printables + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Sundae Bar Printables from I Heart Naptime

Land of the Free Home of the Brave + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Land of the Free, Home of the Brave Printable from I Heart Naptime

Paper Crafted Patriotic Fireworks + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Paper Crafted Patriotic Fireworks from I Heart Naptime

Freedom Mantel Banner + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Freedom Mantel Banner from I Heart Naptime

Pom Pom Firecracker Cupcake Toppers + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Pom Pom Firecracker Cupcake Toppers from I Heart Naptime

Patriotic Printable Water Bottle Labels + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Printable Water Bottle Labels from I Heart Naptime

Patriotic Wall Art + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Wall Art from I Heart Naptime

Patriotic Party Circles + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Party Circles from I Heart Naptime

Snap Crackle Pop Pinwheels + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Snap, Crackle Pop Pinwheels from I Heart Naptime

Table runner + 50 Festive red, white and blue ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Woven table runner from Good Housekeeping

Patriotic $1 Scrap Wreath + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic $1 Scrap Wreath from I Heart Naptime

Red, white and blue wreath + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Red white and blue wreath from Naptime Crafts

Red, white and blue centerpieces

Easy Patriotic Mason Jars + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Easy Patriotic Mason Jars from My Frugal Adventures

Recycled Bottles Patriotic Centerpiece + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Recycled Bottles Patriotic Centerpiece from At the Picket Fence

American Flag Mason Jars + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Red, White and Blue Mason Jars from Maison de Pax

Paper Lollies + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Paper Lollies from Make and Takes

Red White Blue Rice Candle Centerpiece + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Red, White and Blue Rice Candles from She Wears Many Hats

Rustic Crate with Bottle Vases Centerpiece + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Rustic Crate Centerpiece from Creations by Kara

Patriotic Mason Jar Centerpiece http://www.bloominghomestead.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/4th-of-July-Mason-Jar-Decor.jpg

Patriotic Mason Jar Centerpiece from Blooming Homestead

Pineapple Sparkler Centerpiece + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Pineapple Sparkler Centerpieces from Freutcake

Patriotic Paper Flowers + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Paper Flowers from Live, Laugh, Rowe

American Flag Flower Basket + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

American Flag Flower Basket from Stone Gable

Paper Fireworks Centerpiece + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Paper Fireworks Centerpiece from Love, Pasta and a Toolbelt

Red white and blue craft ideas

Patriotic Photo Booth Printables + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Photo Booth Printables from I Heart Naptime

DIY Checker Board Game + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

DIY Checkerboard Game from I Heart Naptime

DIY Firework Ribbon Wand from I Heart Naptime

Handprint Fireworks + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Handprint Fireworks from Ava’s Alphabet

Patriotic Wind Catchers + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Wind Catcher from Multiples and More

Patriotic Hand Print American Flag + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Hand Print American Flag from B-Inspired Mama

Paper Plate Star Wreath + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Paper Plate Star Wreath from The Resourceful Mama

Qtip Fireworks Craft for Kids + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Q-tip Fireworks Craft for Kids from Crafty Morning

Bean Bag Toss Game + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Bean Bag Toss Game from Chico and Jo

Patriotic Bracelets + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Bracelets from Playdough to Plato

Patriotic Bingo Cards + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Bingo Cards from Makoodle

Patriotic Craft Stick American Flag + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Patriotic Craft Stick American Flag from The Resourceful Mama

Fun and Games Station + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Fun and Games Station from Uncommon Designs

Red White Blue Scavenger Hunt + 50 Festive Memorial Day BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

Red, White and Blue Scavenger Hunt from Play. Party. Plan.

Don’t forget to give your indoor decor a festive flair!  Take a look at this Patriotic Mantel Display for some inspiration!

50 Festive Red, White and Blue / Memorial Day and 4th of July BBQ Ideas...creative ways to kick-off summer and celebrate our freedom while remembering our fallen heroes!

How To Sew A Pillowcase

So last week when I shared my living room you may have spotted a few new pillows. I had searched everywhere for the perfect pillows and never saw anything I liked. I finally decided to make my own pillows and it was A LOT easier than I thought. Who knew?

Today I’m going to show you how to make a pillow cover, these are super cute AND easy slipcovers. These envelope covers are great because they slip right off and are easy to wash. I promise that anyone who owns a sewing machine can do this. You’ll only need a few things to get started.

how to sew a pillowcase

How to sew a pillow cover 20 Minutes

Supplies:

  • Riley Blake Sunny Happy Skies Fabric
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Pins

Directions:

Step 1: Measure your pillow to determine the size of fabric you will need. Here’s an easy formula my MIL taught me. Length = (pillow’s size x 2)+3″, Width = pillows size + 1″. My pillow was 19″ so I cut my fabric 39″x20″ . Once you have determined the size of your fabric cut out the rectangle shape.

pillow cover supplies

Step 2: Hem both of your SHORT edges 1/2 inch.

sewing a pillowcase

Step 3: Fold your fabric in half, right sides together.

make a pillow cover

Step 4: Fold your other edge in, overlapping the first fold. It should overlap about 2-3 inches. Pin sides.

diy pillow covers

Step 5: Sew both ends shut (make sure not to close the middle—just the ends).

sewing a pillow cover

Flip the cover right side out and stuff your pillow in. See, that wasn’t too bad. You’ll be making some fabulous pillows in no time at all. Once you get started, you just can’t stop. It’s kind of addicting. I think I’ve made 5!

make a cute pillowcase

Hopefully you found this tutorial helpful. Let me know if you have any questions. Have a great day!

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Best play dough recipe

The BEST play dough recipe – make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

One of my kids favorite activities is playing with play dough. It is the perfect indoor activity for when it’s raining, too cold or too hot. When the weather’s nice we’ll even take it outside on the porch. My kids (age 8, 6 and 2) ALL love playing with play dough. My son pretends like he’s outgrowing it, but whenever my girls start playing with it, he always ends up joining in on the fun. I usually give them a few different colors, a mini rolling pin, some cookie cutters and let them go to town. I love seeing their imagination work.

The BEST play dough recipe - make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

Why is this the best play dough recipe?

  • It is SUPER soft and squishy, but doesn’t stick
  • The play dough lasts for months in a zip top bag
  • It is inexpensive to make
  • It makes enough for 4-6 kids
  • You can add different colors and even scents to customize your dough

The BEST play dough recipe - make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

We love making our own play dough, because it is so much softer (and cheaper) than the store bought stuff. I find it also lasts longer as well. Over the years I’ve tried dozens of recipes and this recipe here is the best play dough recipe out there! I got it several years ago from my son’s preschool teacher and figured I better post it to my blog so I don’t have to keep searching for it. At their preschool, the parents take turns making the play dough a different color each month and once I used this recipe, I haven’t looked back. I have slightly adapted the original recipe over the years. The main thing that I have done is cut down on the salt, as I found it keeps the dough extra soft for months!

Homemade play dough ingredients

Best play dough recipe (printable below)

All you need for this recipe is 5 simple ingredients: flour, salt, cream of tarter, oil, water (which I don’t technically count as an ingredient) and food coloring. I found all my ingredients at Kroger (love all the Kroger products) and always keep these ingredients stocked in the pantry.

How to make homemade play dough

Once the dough is finished, I like to put each dough ball into it’s own quart sized zip top bag. Then I let my kids squish the colors together. It gives the kids something to do, makes it so your hands aren’t stained and then gives the dough a home after. We use the same bag to store the dough when the kids are done playing with it. If you only plan on making ONE color, just add the food coloring into the pan when you add the water (makes it easier to mix it in). My kids can never decide on just one color, so we usually need to divide it out.

The BEST play dough recipe - make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

The BEST homemade play dough

The BEST play dough recipe - make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

Yield: 6 balls

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 minutes

Total Time: Less than 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 4 teaspoons cream of tarter
  • 2 cups lukewarm water
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Quart sized bags

Directions:

Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tarter in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you're only making one color, add in the the color now as well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a gallon sized bag or onto wax paper. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. If you're adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn't stain your hands. Once it's all mixed together you're ready to PLAY.

Store the play dough inside the bags once done to keep soft. Keeps for up to 3 months.

Feel free to add 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla or lemon extract (essential oils work great too), to make it scented.

Another fun addition to the play dough is to add glitter. We added about 1/4 cup to the bag and kneaded it in with blue and yellow.

My almost 2 year old loves squishing the dough. I love watching those chubby little fingers go to work.

The BEST play dough recipe - make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

My 6 year old daughter loves pulling out the cookie cutters and making all kinds of designs! She is quite the girly girl. ;)

The BEST play dough recipe - make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.

Make a batch for your kids once school is out for a summer to remember!

This post is brought to you by Kroger. Check out their website for more DIY and recipe inspiration.

The BEST play dough recipe - make in less than 5 minutes for under a $1 and have it last for months! It is so soft and squishy and cuts perfectly with cookie cutters.