Tangerines are in season and like all citrus fruits, they make nice-smelling play dough that children adore to play with. To create Tangerine Play Dough, you need some orange food coloring and some essential oil.

Tangerine Play Dough


A batch of basic homemade play dough (recipe follows)

Tangerine essential oil  (a few drops)

Orange food coloring (a few drops)



Combine everything and knead the play dough.


Basic Homemade Play Dough


  • 1 3/4 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 3 tsp cream of tartar]


Combine everything 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. If the dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon or more of flour.


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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