Red Valentine's Homemade Play DoughI 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.

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Red Valentine’s Homemade Play Dough


1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
1 envelope unsweetened red Koolaid
1 cup water
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil

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.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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One Response to Red Valentine’s Homemade Play Dough

  1. MiaB says:

    I love that shade of red!! I need to make some playdough… I’m sure my little one would just love it. thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sharing Saturday.


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