Try this all natural recipe at home to not only create but to color your play clay/play dough:
- 1 cup flour
- 3/8 cup salt
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Add color naturally with cocoa, beets, paprika, turmeric. To create use 3/8 cup hot water (more or less as needed) and 4 tbs cocoa powder, or 1 tbs paprika, 1 teaspoon turmeric. This will create great fall colors in yellow, orange, and brown.
You can also use vegetable or fruit juices. To do, divide dough into different sections, warm 3/8 cup of the juice and then add to the dough mixtures. Try using carrot, spinach, or tomato for vibrant colors.
A reader offers this recipe – which varies a little bit from my own. . .
Combine the ingredients below in a saucepan over medium heat.
two cups white flour
½ cup salt
2 cups water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
cup cream of tart
a drop of food colouring
Make sure that the mixture is smooth, cool it down and then the fun begins. Enjoy !
I like to store in Ziploc bags, but you can also recycle jars or plastic containers from around the house.
Want DIY Playdough without doing it yourself? Try these on for play.