Jello Playdough

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Serves: one batch per color
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1 c all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 c water
2 Tbsp salad oil (any edible oil will do)
13 oz package of jello (color and flavor of your choice)

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Amy Alusa Recipe
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St. George, UT (pop. 72,897)
Member Since Nov 2011
Amy's notes for this recipe:
In one of our groups (I can't remember which one) someone was wanting this recipe. I knew I had one, but couldn't find it. AHAH! I found it. I have made this several times for kids for Christmas and Birthday gifts. I usually put it in an old peanut butter jar (washed of course)and attach something fun to play with w/it (i.e. different shades of green and brown with a side of "Army Dudes" or color scheme of beige, pink and fuschia w/a single or several dollar store cookie cutters. You can add things like glitter too! It has great possibilities! Use your imagination!
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I got this recipe from:

First, mix all your ingredients in a medium saucepan.
Mix in your jello and watch it turn a bright color! It will start smelling great.
In about 2 minutes it will also start slowly thickening and clumping together... Cook for about 6 minutes or so; until it is in a ball and there aren't any wet areas left.
Once it's done,take it out and plop in on some waxed paper to cool.
Once it's cool, you may want to knead it with a little flour if it seems sticky. I had to do this with a few of the colors that I made, and some not.

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user Lori Harbin-Combs 4dogslori - Jul 3, 2013
thank you for posting!
user Chandra Curtis Barefootbabi - Jul 4, 2013
Is the Jell-O sugar free?
Again, another great post I'll use with my grandchildren.
user Amy Alusa amyalulsa - Jul 5, 2013
I used the non-sugar-free; but the recipe doesn't specify. I would expect it would just be your choice. I can't think of any reason at all that sugar-free wouldn't work. That way if you were making it for someone that is diabetic or intolerant of sugar in any way....just in case they decide to try it, you wouldn't have to worry. It won't taste good anyway, but at least it isn't toxic in any way!

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