Jello Playdough

Amy Alusa


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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one batch per color
10 Min
10 Min


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)

How to Make Jello Playdough


  • 1I got this recipe from:

    First, mix all your ingredients in a medium saucepan.
  • 2Mix in your jello and watch it turn a bright color! It will start smelling great.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Once it's done,take it out and plop in on some waxed paper to cool.
  • 5Once 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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About Jello Playdough

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