Fun Scented Play Dough Recipes For Kids

Whether it’s store-bought or homemade, there is nothing more fun to my kids than playing with play dough.

If you don’t want to drop a fortune on store-bought playdough, you can make your own for a fraction of the price that is way better for your kids. If you are looking for a way to make your playdough a little more fun, why not try making scented play-dough.

Scented play dough can be a fun learning activity or a fun way to change things up with your kids. Here are 15 scented playdough recipes your kids will want to play with for hours.

Orange Play Dough

From The Imagination Tree

When life gives you lemons, make a fresh, zingy scented play dough. It’s a quick 4-minute recipe that develops a sensory-rich playtime experience for your kids. Plus, this smells so heavenly!

Apple Cinnamon Play Dough

From Play to Learn Preschool

Here’s a recipe for the slightly older kids who love to cook. This recipe needs to be cooked the night before and is created to incorporate sensory activities like touch, smell, and you can also see the specks from the cinnamon.

Calming Lavender Scented Playdough

From The Chaos & The Clutter

A calming and soothing recipe for the kids and doubles as a fun activity that engages the tactile, olfactory, visual, and proprioceptive senses.

Lemonade Scented Playdough

From Preschool Inspirations

Another fresh and zingy scented playdough recipe. This recipe is super easy to make and chances are you’ll have everything you need at home already!

Honey Playdough

From Teaching Mama

If your kids love honey, here’s the recipe for you. This is such an easy recipe, no cooking required, and it is so soft, and it smells so good. A great sensory experience for them.

Berry Jello Play Dough

From Mama Papa Bubba

The kids can’t resist this soft, smooth, yummy-smelling play dough! It is an easy recipe and chances are you’ll have everything you need at home already. Plus, some Jell-o which kids love.

Rose Scented No-Cook Play Dough

From Danya Banya

Yet another no-cook playdough recipe. An easy recipe to make and you can easily use them to encourage imaginative play. Plus, the smell is divine!

Maple Playdough

From The Best Ideas for Kids

Play Dough that’s so good; you might have to stop your little one from tucking in for a taste! When I first saw the photo for this recipe, I honestly thought it was a cookie! This would make a great addition to any kids play kitchen or restaurant.

Winter Playdough

From Playdough to Plato

A fun, easy recipe that would let the kids imagine playing in the snow without feeling bitterly cold. This will keep the kids an extended period of imaginative play and a great sensory experience for young kids.

Homemade Herb and Spice Play Dough

From Crafulate

Do you have some amazing herbs and spices in your pantry? You can create fun playdough with all those herbs and spices you are storing. Plus, you can make an amazing sensory experience for the kids!

Apple Scented Play Dough

From Your Modern Family

Another apple scented playdough recipe, we love this bright red playdough and it smells so great! A great relaxing way to bring out the creative side of the kids.

Calming Natural Eucalyptus Play Dough

From The Imagination Tree

Yet another no-cook and calming playdough recipe. A great before bed activity to re-focus overtired little minds and even for the adult minds. And this playdough comes with amazing benefits like microbial, anti-fungal, antiseptic, great for colds and coughs, and to help you feel refreshed and clear-headed overall.

Easy Pumpkin Play Dough Recipe

From Raising Lifelong Learners

This pumpkin playdough is a sensory fun recipe to make and then doubles as an educational activity for kids.

Strawberry Scented, No-Cook Playdough

From Paging Fun Mums

Anything strawberry-scented smells so good and this cute strawberry playdough ones would make lovely playdough to build concentration for the kids.

Green Apple Playdough

From Playdough to Plato

Yet another apple-scented recipe. This green apple playdough is super easy for kids of all ages and why not think of some other fun playdough activity that doubles as an educational experience for the kids.

Looking for more crafting inspiration?! Check out our post on great kid-friendly watermelon crafts and seashell crafts next. Or take a look at all our crafts here.

Sophie Marie

Sophie Marie is passionate about providing the very best for her kids and her family. She spends half of the year living in an isolated community in Far North Queensland so online research and finding the best products is a skill she's perfected over time.
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