Have you ever wondered how to make homemade playdough? Ever heard of cloud dough but been too afraid to try it? For the last year, 12 bloggers gathered together every month to explore and discover one of my favorite materials used in Early Childhood… Sensory Dough!

12 months of Sensory

What is Sensory Dough?

If you are like me, you might not feel confident in your sensory dough abilities. Maybe you see the pictures on Pinterest and drool but when you make the doughs they never seem to turn out… Have no fear…

This series will digs into each of the “top” sensory doughs. Each co-hosts has a special twist and spin that they put on the doughs, so be sure to check out and follow each host! 

If you are a blogger, we would love for you to link up your dough! Linkies are open year-round and we will be adding more for the second year in a row!

For teachers, caregivers or anyone that just loves sensory doughs, this is a great place to hop around, get ideas, and find inspiration to try a different dough each month. We would love for you to share on Facebook or Instagram, just tag your post with #ilovesensorydough

The linky will remain open for all year. On the 12th of each month, all co-hosts will post a new dough with their spin, highlighting at least one post from the month before and pin each post to the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Board.

Lemon Lime Adventures

Ready to Explore the Sensory Dough Recipes from Each Month?

January: Foam Dough

What is Foam Dough

February : Cloud Dough

What is Cloud Dough

March: Edible Playdough

What is Edible Playdough

April: Scented Dough

What is Scented Dough

May: Moon Sand

What is Moon Sand

June: Ice Cream Dough

What is Ice Cream Dough

July: Fizzy Dough

What is Fizzy Dough


August: Slime

How is Slime Made


September : No Cook Playdough

What is No-Cook Playdough

 October : Glow Dough

What is Glowing Dough

November : Salt Dough

What is Salt Dough


December : Scented Salt Dough

What is Scented Salt Dough

Be sure to check back in 2015 for a whole new list of Sensory Doughs!

12 Months Sensory Dough


Follow Dayna | Lemon Lime Adventures’s board Sensory | Dough Recipes on Pinterest.


Meet the 12 Sensory Dough Bloggers

Lemon Lime Adventures

Despite not being a master at dough recipes, Dayna at Lemon Lime Adventures will involve her children in creating their own recipes for each of the sensory doughs while incorporating science, reasoning, language development, and math skills.

Look! We’re Learning!

As a homeschooling mom to two ADHD learners, a kindergartener, and a toddler, Selena at Look! We’re Learning! is always searching for great sensory activities to use with the family’s unit studies.

Glittering Muffins

Everyone at Glittering Muffins loves trying new recipes, be it food or sensory dough! Nico loves to measure and mix so this is perfect for him, amongst other things, he LOVES glitter and searching for things so we are combining it all together for this series!

Still Playing School

Still Playing School plans to load the sensory dough experiences with literacy!  Each month, former kindergarten teacher Devany, and her children E & D will share how they incorporate letters, words, reading, and writing into their messy, fine motor packed fun!

Little Bins for Little Hands

Little Bins for little Hands will be working on overcoming sensory processing disorder issues with messy materials while incorporating fine motor skills and fun play into each recipe.

Natural Beach Living

Kimberly from Natural Beach Living will provide purposeful play ideas in a natural way for children age 1 to 10.

The Eyes of a Boy

Melissa at The Eyes of a Boy loves to create new play dough recipes from scratch, based on trial and error. A little of this, a little of that. Little J, one of her sons, is the biggest critic. Melissa usually colors their play dough and pairs it with a fine motor activity, sensory bin or craft!

Powerful Mothering

Simple and easy activities and crafts are the most popular with our little ones and we enjoy sharing these on the blog. In 2014, join us each month to explore sensory doughs that will not “freak us out” if our kids decide to taste them!

Wildflower Ramblings

Amy will present gluten-free recipes and hopes to be a resource to other parents with gluten-intolerant children. She will be integrating literacy learning and fine motor skills into their sensory dough play time.

I Heart Crafty Things

I Heart Crafty Things is excited to extend their love of crafty things with sensory dough in 2014! Rachel will create “invitations to play” for her daughter and will combine the ideas with a coordinating children’s book.

Delightful Learning

Michelle’s focus will be building language with sensory play and enhancing learning in her home school.

The Life of Jennifer Dawn

As a busy mother of three, I’m always looking for fun, educational activities that can be done with things readily found around the house.  I love coming up with dough recipes that use ingredients commonly found in the kitchen like my favorite–oatmeal dough!

89 thoughts on “12 Months Of Sensory Dough”

  1. I’m looking forward to this series, both for the new dough recipes and for meeting the new bloggers. Great idea!

    1. Thank you! I look forward to meeting you during this series and can’t wait to see what you post! Feel free to add the button to your posts and share away!

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  3. So excited to be joining in (from the sidelines) for this series. There are so many doughs on this list that I haven’t tried before. Just made our first batch of Foam Dough the other day! Yay!

    1. Neither can we. I am counting down the days. Isn’t that crazy? I am so excited to see everyone’s spin at one time and then to see the Pinterest board of great ideas.

  4. Allison

    I have never made a dough before! Excited to try one each month!
    Silly question….where do we get the recipe? Just search for our own online? Or do we wait until the 12th when it is posted?

    1. We are excited to have you! If you click on the pinterest board there are some recipes that have been pinned from bloggers I know are amazing.

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  12. We are on the dough thing too. I will be joining along! Very good idea about the series!

  13. Sensory Dough is a great deal of fun! I can’t wait to follow along with this series.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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