Lemon Playdough for a rainy day on the French Riviera

Rain forecast today!

If you have little ones not in the school system yet, here is a fun activity to keep you busy today as the thunderstorm brews outside – No Cook Lemon Playdough!

It only takes 3 ingredients and is super-easy and quick to make so it’s also a handy recipe to keep on hand for gifts.  You can also add a few drops of food colouring if you like.

I noticed the original recipe on Kids Activity Blog, but I added one of my neighbours lovely French Riviera lemons to give it a citrusy zing. Of course, it works just as well with any lemons 🙂

Note:  Even with the addition of the lemon the playdough isn’t edible so don’t make it if your little ones still put random things into their mouths.


1 part Hair Conditioner

2 parts cornflour (in France, you can buy a brand called Maizena)

juice and lemon zest of half a lemon

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl, then put in the fridge for 10 minutes. The playdough has a nice soft texture and you can add more conditioner if you like it softer.

image: Kids Activities Blog

image: Kids Activities Blog

Still not sure how to pass the time when it rains?

If you would like other rainy day ideas for the French Riviera, read my archived posts here and here