Natural Dye and Scented Play Dough

play dough natural dye

What You Will Need:

For every 1 Cup of water, use 2 Tbs. of chopped or mashed vegetable, fruit, berries or herb.

To make:

  1. Bring water and what ever you are using as dye to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes or longer; you can tell by the color of the water.
  2. Strain and make sure the water is very hot before you add it to your dough mixture.

Natural Coloring For Play Dough

Red and Pink – Beet, Raspberries and strawberries
Orange – carrots (or carrot juice)
Yellow – sweet potato, turmeric, saffron, golden beets
Green – spinach and Kale
Purple – red cabbage, blackberries, and grape  juice
Tan – cinnamon cocoa and coffee grounds
Off White – Place a dash of vanilla extract with the plain dough

Scents to add:

NOTE: You can divide this recipe into 4 so you can make 4 different colors.

Play Dough Recipe:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 cup boiling water (that has been dyed, if you want color)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbs white vinegar or cream of tartar

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowls and stir constantly until play dough forms.


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