Homemade Rainbow Play Dough

Remem­ber that home­made paint we made the last time we did a rain­bow tod­dler activ­i­ty? I said you could make it into play dough, here’s how.

You’ll need:

Sauce Pan

Cream of Tar­tar (affil­i­ate link)


Home­made Paint



Use rub­ber scraper to scrape one of the paint col­ors from its con­tain­er into a sauce pan. Turn on medi­um heat and add a tsp of oil and a tsp of cream of tarter. Stir thor­ough­ly. It will quick­ly thick­en when it warms up, use the rub­ber spat­u­la to con­tin­u­ous­ly fold and stir until it is a smooth ball. Dust a sur­face with flour and knead the play dough until it loos­es it’s oily shine. CAUTION: It will be very hot. Keep in an air­tight con­tain­er.

Home made Play Dough


If you missed the home­made paint activ­i­ty we did, you can find it here.

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