Summer is the time of blueberries, among other things, and my children wanted to make a play dough blueberry pie. I tried to make them a batch of blueberry play dough using the actual blueberries. The resulting dough was beautiful and purple, yet the smell wasn’t there at all, defeating the whole purpose of this experiment.

So I got a bottle of blueberry extract and made a nice, fragrant batch of beautiful blueberry play dough my children really enjoyed. The extract acts as a coloring, too, but you can add a few additional drops of color to your play dough, if you wish.

Blueberry-Scented Play Dough

Peach 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 blueberry extract
  • optional: blue and red food colorings


Combine everything, but the extract and the colors 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 the color. If the dough is too sticky, add a tablespoon or more of flour and knead some more.



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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