Berry Jello Play Dough

Berry Jello Play DoughA couple of days ago, Miss G and I experimented with making a couple of changes to our scented Kool-Aid play dough.  I don’t know if Kool-Aid is just on the way out (surely it should be ☺), but our grocery store only stocks a few colours.  So as an alternative, we decided to give Jell-O crystals a shot.

IMG 5488We followed our original scented play dough recipe *almost* exactly, but added a packet of Jell-O mix instead of Kool-Aid mix.

IMG 5494We also added some fine glitter because…. Well, because Grae said so.  That’s why.

IMG 5493We mixed everything up and added our wet ingredients, going a little bit easier on the water this time.  While we absolutely loved our Kool-Aid play dough and it kept great when somewhere cool, we did notice that it got a bit mucky when stored in a cupboard near one of our heat vents, so hopefully the reduced amount of water will help fix this problem.

IMG 5505The result was a soft, smooth, yummy-smelling play dough that Miss G was just dying to get her hands on.

IMG 5499We made two batches, one raspberry, one strawberry, and added some cookie cutters, a mini rolling pin, and a mini baking pan for a fun creative table set-up.

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{No-Cook} Berry Jell-O Play Dough

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup of  table salt
  • 1 packet of Jell-O (we used the sugar kind)
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon of glitter (if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of glycerine (optional and readily available in the first aid section of most grocery stores)
  • 3/4 of a cup of boiling water

Place all dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well.  Add wet ingredients, saving the boiling water for last.  Add the water and give the mixture a few quick mixes, banging off your whisk every once and a while.  Leave the semi-mixed dough on the counter to cool.  Once cooled for about 10 minutes, dump the mixture onto the counter and knead really well.  Knead for about 3 minutes, or until the dough smooth and well-blended.



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