I love making play dough in our home school preschool. I love experimenting with different homemade play dough recipes. For Valentine’s day, we made red strawberry play dough with the help of red Koolaid. I added a few drops of red food coloring to make the color super intense red. Then, I smelled the strawberry dough and snapped a picture. and then I realized I should have added some red sparkles! My kids loved adding the sparkles (most of which ended up on the floor,) but I don’t have a picture of sparkly play dough. I highly recommend making it, though. The smell of succulent strawberries, coupled with the bright sparkles really make this batch of play dough unique. Oh, and the process only took me 7 minutes.
If you like this, try cinnamon play dough,
amaranth play dough ( it’s unique and a bit sticky, but edible,)
and the best play dough recipes.
Red Valentine’s Homemade Play Dough
Optional: a few drops of red coloring to make the color more intense
Optional: red sparkles
Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, Koolaid and water in medium saucepan. Stir in oil.
Mix over medium heat for 3-5 minutes until mixture forms a ball in the center of pan. Dough will start darkening in color.
Remove from pan and leave for a minute or two, as it will be very HOT. Knead until soft.
Store in airtight container or ziploc bag.