Jell-O Play Dough


Jack and I made Jell-O play dough yesterday because it is my favorite kind to make! This one is strawberry flavored so it smells very nice when you are playing with it. Though it may be tempting to give it a taste, I would not recommend it. Just ask some of the kiddos I’ve had that couldn’t resist. Smells yummy, not yummy πŸ™‚

I came across this recipe because I had decided one day that I wanted to try and make Kool-Aid play dough but after rummaging through the pantry found no Kool-Aid. However, I did find a Jell-O packet and thought, “Hey, this could work!” So I used my googling skills and sure enough found a recipe. Ever since then, I make no other play dough but this one!

It uses flour, salt, cream of tartar, water, oil, and one Jell-O packet (3 oz) of any flavor


You dump that all together in one pot like so:


and stir! Then, turn the stove on to medium heat and continue stirring until it becomes the consistency of mashed potatoes.


Once you have achieved this consistency, take it off the hot burner and let it cool down. After a few minutes when it is cool, you will want to put some flour down on the counter and knead the dough. Keep adding flour to the dough until it has become non sticky.


As soon as the stickiness is gone, it is ready to be played with by cute little children! And you can play with it too πŸ™‚



  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 Tablespoon oil
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 3 oz package Jell-O (any flavor)


  1. Mix all ingredients in pot or saucepan.
  2. Cook on medium heat and constantly stir.
  3. Once the mixture reaches the consistency of mashed potatoes, take off of the heat and let it cool down.
  4. When the dough is cooled, knead on a floured surface. Add flour to the dough while kneading until it becomes non sticky.
  5. You are ready to play!

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