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Perfumed Playdough: A sensory Experiance for kids!

Earlier this week I introduced you to Love 2 Love, a new body spray and perfume that you can get exclusively at Walmart…but that is not the point of this post. Its to let you know what we did with our spray AFTER! As you know I am a parenting and kid related blog, so anytime I can make a household item be used in more than one way, it saves us money and also means we have a lot of fun around here.  So we took our body sprays and make a really fun sensory experience that even the men (think little man) could enjoy without spritzing. While you probably do not want to use your high end $200 perfume on this idea, you may have a pantry full of spritzers and sprays.

As long as the top comes off, you are good!

Perfumed Play Dough

step1First you will need to create homemade playdough. This was the first time we have done that and it was QUICK and easy. If you are going through playdough/fun dough a lot, making it is SO easy and the texture was perfect.  I actually got this recipe from Mommy Footprint and it includes flour, cream of tartar, oil, salt and food dye.

To get her exact measurements you can head over and she has a whole post to explain how to make it. It honestly took me minutes! I will NEVER buy canned again!

Perfume Playdough: A Sensory DIY Experiance for kids, see more at www.momdot.com

step2Once the dough was ready I broke it into three parts and used food coloring to alter my plain white dough into something more fun. I chose colors to match the spritzer smells.  If you have a rose scent you can match to pink, if you have lavender, match to purple and on….

Perfume Playdough: A Sensory DIY Experiance for kids, see more at www.momdot.com

step3Then I poured about a tsp of spritzer in each bowl and kneaded the smell into each play dough ball, washing my hands in between so as not to mix up the smells.  As you can see I used cute little jars with latches to store the dough.

Perfume Playdough: A Sensory DIY Experiance for kids, see more at www.momdot.com

Perfume Playdough: A Sensory DIY Experiance for kids, see more at www.momdot.com


This works with any body spray but make sure you monitor your young ones. This is NOT edible so you do not wanting them putting it in their mouths….yuck! This might be a project for 3 and up although my 2.5 year old is far away from that stage so he played fine with it.

TIP: For your older kids, see if they can pick out a smell from each jar!

I hope this inspirational idea gives you something new to do with dough in your home!


Spritzers were provided by Lunchbox PR as samples


  1. Yasmine O says:

    Love the perfume idea- probably could use food extracts as well.
    I always forget to pick up cream of tartar- I want to make homemade play dough.

  2. I love this idea. I have a 4 year old and an *almost* 3 year old who I think would love this. They love Playdough!

  3. I love this idea. I wish I had thought of using something to make it smell nice when we made it years ago. I’ll pass this on!

  4. What a cute and fun project! We make homemade play-doh all the time; my kids can’t get enough of it. We’ll have to try this next time.

  5. This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Perfume scented playdough is such a fun idea! We would probably use a body spray or something like that as well. the fruity smelling ones from the dollar store would be fun, too!

  7. What a great idea! This would be so much fun with a little girl!

  8. I think this is awesome. Playdough has such a weird smell. It would be great to make it smell lovely.

  9. What a great idea! I don’t wear perfume so I don’t buy it, but this would be a good use for it.

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