Banana Play Dough smells amazing. It is moldable; it’s fun to play with  and the kids sniff it all the time! It is easily made, too.


Banana-Scented Play Dough


  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1-2 teaspoons banana extract
  • Yellow food color


Combine everything, but the extract and the color in a pot.

Gradually heat the pot up, until the dough forms a ball in the center of the pot.

Take the play dough out and allow it to get cool enough to handle.

Knead well, adding the extract and a bit of the yellow color. If the dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon or more of flour.

Separate the dough into tow balls. Leave one ball as is and add more yellow color to the second ball ( you will use this ball to make banana peel.)


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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