Homemade {Jello} Play dough

Made Play Dough

Play dough. Its hard to know whether to hate it or love it. It's disappears/ gets ruined almost instantly, but on the other hand it's super fun to play with while it lasts. That's one of the great things about homemade play dough, it's super easy to make and badly costs anything so when it's all gone you don't have to worry about rushing to the store to buy more!

I promised my little sisters that we would make play dough together, so we did. It turned out amazing!! We actually used Jello! Crazy right, it makes the play dough look and smell amazing.

Yep, super fun. My sisters loved the whole "baking" process too. This would also be perfect for a birthday party.

Doesn't it look cute in the little containers? Guess what the little tiny containers are from dollar tree, $1 for 8, I know great deal. Plus I made super cute printable labels for the tops (get them here)

  • 1/2 cup of flour 
  • 1/2 a cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of salt
  • 1 tbsp cream of tarter 
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil 
  • 1/2 a pack of jello 
** I found that if I 1/2'd the recipe above I got an amount of play dough that fit perfectly in my containers** 


  • Mix all the above ingredients in a sauce pan (yep ALL of them) 
  • Stir until all the lumps disappear. 
  • Put the sauce pan over medium heat and stir consistently until the "dough" starts to get thick play dough like consistency 
  • Put the play dough onto a silpat mat and allow it to cool for 20-30 minuted 
  • Once it has cooled "Knead" the dough (the dough is so small we were basically squishing the dough) add in a bout 1/4 cup of flour, until the dough isn't sticky any more 
  • Put into an airtight container and enjoy!

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