Playdough has become a good friend of mine. My kids will play with it for up to 2 hours some days and it gives me a chance to feed my little dude and get a few other things done while they are happily entertained.
I've always made my own playdough but my old recipe used a lot of cream of tartar which is really expensive so I didn't make it all that often. I while ago I started seeing Jello Playdough around the web and it used less cream of tartar so I thought I would give it a try. I love the playdough and the Jello makes it smell nice and gives it a really great smooth texture. To make things even more fun for the kids I've added sparkles.
Here's my recipe!
Sparkly Jello Playdough
1 1/4 cup flour
1 pkg of jello
2 tbsp salt
2 tbsp cream of tartar
2 tbsp canola oil
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp (more or less) of sparkles
Wisk together the flour, jello, salt, and cream of tartar in a sauce pan. Add in water and oil and wisk until smooth over medium low heat. Add in the sparkles while the playdough is still more or less liquid. Cook, stirring constantly until the dough forms together. It will still be slightly sticky still.
Spoon dough onto a floured counter and once it is cool enough to handle knead in more flour until the dough is no longer sticky. If you're kids are messy (like mine!) you may want to add in enough flour to make it a bit more firm so it doesn't stick to their clothes or anything else.
Store in a sealed container or ziploc bag in the fridge!