Jello Playdough

Use different flavors of Jello to make colorful, great smelling playdough!

Materials:

  • white flour – 1 cup
  • warm water – 1 cup
  • salt – 2 tbsp
  • cream of tartar – 2 tbsp
  • cooking oil – 2 tbsp
  • Jello – 1 3oz pack

Instructions:

  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a small saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring continuously until it thickens into a ball of dough. This step does take a little while. Just keep stirring, you’ll know it’s ready when won’t be able to stir anymore.
  3. Once it has finished cooking, place the dough onto a silpat mat or floured cutting board and wait for it to cool.
  4. Once it is cool (at least 20-30 minutes) let the little ones knead it, adding in flour until it is no longer sticky (about 1/2 cup). At this point, you can add in extra food coloring to make the colors more vibrant, or even add glitter.
  5. When you are finished playing, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will keep for at least a few weeks in the refrigerator, with daily use. If at any time it starts to be a little sticky, just add more flour.

Source: http://www.modernparentsmessykids.com/2012/05/play-dough.html