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Honey Playdough – Celebrating Winnie the Pooh Day

Today, we’re making honey playdough to celebrate Winnie the Pooh Day on January 18th. Not only is this playdough super soft on your hands, it smells wonderful!

Honey Playdough Recipe

Winnie the Pooh was one of my favorite childhood characters. I still have several of the books that I loved as a young kid, and the kiddo loves them, too. January 18th is A. A. Milne’s birthday; he’s the author of the Winnie the Pooh stories, and our favorite character is celebrated on that day. And what did Winnie the Pooh love more than anything? Why, honey, of course! He wouldn’t be able to keep his paws off this honey playdough.

As you might have noticed in the pictures, my playdough isn’t yellow. I have no idea where my yellow food coloring went, but it wasn’t with the other colors. Maybe it’s somewhere with all the missing socks and hair elastics having a great time.

Anyway, let’s get started on the playdough. We used local honey (and accidentally mixed in a bit of the honeycomb), but any honey will do just fine. We also added a bit of cinnamon to the dough to make it smell extra good, but you can leave it out if you prefer.


Ingredients for Honey Playdough:

  • 2 c. flour
  • 3/4 c. salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/4 c. honey
  • food coloring (optional)

How to Make Honey Playdough:

  1. Combine all ingredients except food coloring in a large mixing bowl. Mix until well combined.
  2. Lightly flour your work surface.
  3. Place the dough on the floured surface, and knead for a few minutes, until the dough is soft and pliable, but no longer sticky.
  4. Separate the dough into 3 equal amounts, and add 10+ drops of food coloring to each ball of dough. Knead the color into the dough. Keep adding food coloring until you get the color you want.
  5. After play, store in the refrigerator in a plastic baggie or airtight container.


We added red and blue food coloring to some of the dough to make these pretty pastel colors.

honey playdough 4


If you’re looking for another fun playdough recipe, try our totally edible Valentine’s playdough. You bake it into a bread when you’re finished playing with it! Our pumpkin pie playdough also smells amazing.

Find even more Winnie the Pooh Day activities at the links below!


Make These Cute Paper Plate Piglets from Peakle Pie

Winnie the Pooh Book Review from Witty Hoots

Winnie-the-Pooh’s Honey Snacks from Kelly’s Classroom

Playing Winnie the Pooh’s Favourite Game – Pooh Sticks from Play & Learn Everyday

Where in The World is Winnie The Pooh? from Castle View Academy

Simple Art for Little Girl’s Room With Free Printable from Play Dough & Popsicles

DIY Winnie The Pooh Letters  from Adventures of Adam

Whimsical Winnie the Pooh Kids Birthday Party from Crafty Mama in ME

Paper Plate Winnie the Pooh Craft  from In the Playroom

Winnie the Pooh Play Doh Invitation to Play from Something 2 Offer

Honey Playdough from Glue Sticks & Gumdrops

My Bored Toddler

Winnie the Pooh Sensory Bin from Raising Little Superheroes

Line upon Line Learning

DIY Winnie The Pooh Figurines from Mama Smiles

Artsy Momma

Creative World of Varya

Kori at Home

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maryanne at mama smiles

Friday 15th of January 2016

I bet this play dough has a lovely texture


Thursday 14th of January 2016

Looks like fun! I love adding different ingredients to our playdough and seeing how they feel different and smell different

Donella Crigger

Thursday 14th of January 2016

Same here, especially around the Christmas holidays when we have lots of spices and extracts on hand for holiday baking. :) Thanks for stopping by, Shannon!

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