Midwest Modern Momma

DIY Jello Playdough

Kids love playing with play dough, but what if it could be even better.  This homemade Jello Play Dough recipe is a great way to keep kids entertained for hours without all the mess!  It's made with everyday ingredients including Jello mix.

With this easy recipe, you'll never have to buy store-bought play dough again!  You can make as much or as little as you want in just 10 minutes - perfect for those days when the kids are bored at home or need something new on rainy days.

Prep Time: 5 Min

Cook Time: 5 Min


– all-purpose flour – salt – cream of tartar – water – vegetable oil – Food coloring – Jello

Add all ingredients in a medium pan, stirring until well blended.

Step 1

Cook over medium heat for about 6 minutes, stirring consistently.

Step 2

Once the liquid is absorbed and the dough starts to form a ball, remove from heat.

Step 3

Transfer the dough ball to a non-stick surface.  We love to use parchment paper. Once it has cooled enough to handle, knead the dough until smooth - about 2 minutes.

The best part about this recipe? Ihis recipe is taste safe. That means, if the kids decide to eat some, they will not get sick or ingest things that they shouldn't.