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.