Amy Alusa Recipe

Jello Playdough

By Amy Alusa amyalulsa

Recipe Rating:
one batch per color
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Amy's Story

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!


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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Other Tag: For Kids

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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!
Chandra Curtis Barefootbabi
Jul 4, 2013
Is the Jell-O sugar free?
Again, another great post I'll use with my grandchildren.
Lori Harbin-Combs 4dogslori
Jul 3, 2013
thank you for posting!