My Ultimate Favorite Jelly Play-dough Recipe!!

June 2, 2016
BestPlay-dough recipe

I have previously shared this textured play-dough recipe made for small toddlers and since came across the best recipe ever!!! This one is beautifully smooth and shiny with a texture that resembles fondant and the best thing is it smells great and works for all ages.

You will need:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 cup flour (plus 1/2 for kneading afterwards)
  • 2 Tablespoons cooking oil
  • 2 Tablespoons salt
  • 1 Sachet (2 Tablespoons) Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Packet of Jelly (Jello)

BestPlay-dough recipe

Mix everything except for the extra 1/2 cup and stir over medium heat until the texture becomes like play- dough.

BestPlay-dough recipe

It will clump like the photo above… Mine has burnt on the bottom every time so don’t worry, just carry on stirring!
BestPlay-dough recipe

When you have the desired texture, let it cool down on a floured plate.

BestPlay-dough recipe

BestPlay-dough recipe

Knead and keep on sprinkling flour until it doesn’t stick to your hands anymore. The amount of extra flour adds up to about 1/2 cup.

BestPlay-dough recipe

The colors are stunning and light when you use only the jelly. This was a blue jelly that ended up in a mint colour that I actually loved.

BestPlay-dough recipe

For this previous batch I added red coloring to a yellow jelly and this is the color that we ended up with. This one was stirred over high heat and ended up in a very stiff and crumbly play-dough which is not as nice as when its done over medium heat so keep it down!!
BestPlay-dough recipe




  • MamaZombieZA

    June 2, 2016 - 2:19 pm

    Love this! Saving to try one weekend 🙂

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