Oatmeal Playdough Recipe

This recipe makes nice playdough for decorating or enjoying with your kids. It’s a simple recipe using household oatmeal. Another food based playdough recipe is our peanut butter playdough recipe, yummy!

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe


  • 1 cup of Flour
  • Your choice of food coloring
  • 1 cup of Water
  • 2 cups of oatmeal

oatmeal playdough recipe


  • Stir together the dry ingredients.
  • Then add food coloring and water to the mix gradually, while stiring.
  • Watch the playdough form.

There are probably better playdough recipes than this one, but we like the diversity and it actually works. No need to cook or add warm water to this playdough recipe.

Extended directions for Oatmeal Playdough Recipe

A truly simple playdough recipe with ingredients most already have at home. The end result is surprisingly good.

Step 1:

It doesn’t take long to collect these ingredients. The flour, water, oatmeal and food coloring is all here.

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe Step 1

Step 2:

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl, just stir them together. Very simple and straightforward.

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe Step 2

Step 3:

Add the food coloring to the water, since it makes it easier to mix together with the dry ingredients in the next step.

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe Step 3

Step 4:

Start to gradually add the water and food coloring to the dry ingredients, while stiring. After a while you will probably have to start kneading.

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe Step 4

Step 5:

When all the water has been added and you’ve kneaded for a short while, it will look like this. If it’s sticky, add some more flour. Good luck!

Oatmeal Playdough Recipe Step 5