Jello Play Dough The Softest, Best Smelling, Dough Made With Jello and a Touch Of Sparkle.

If you don’t mind a cooked Play Dough recipe this one is the BEST! It smells wonderful, It is super soft and we added a touch of sparkle for fun. If you have a small toddler who likes to taste things you can skip the sparkle. 


Today is St. Patricks Day so we made Green with a lime flavored Jello. I added a bit more coloring to deepen the color this step is not necessary.

Jello Play Dough A simple cook and play recipe for Play dough that smells wonderful and is super soft.


So what do you need?

  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 Tablespoons of oil
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons of cream of tarter
  • 1 Three Ounce Package of Jello  any flavor


  • Food coloring to enhance the color
  • Sparkles
If you have a little one who likes to taste things skip the sparkles. 

How to make Jello Play Dough

This is the simple part toss it everything but the sparkles in a non-stick heavy bottomed 2 quart sauce pan. Your little one can help with the pouring and first stirring.  making Jello Play dough

Now onto the Mom tasks because this involves the stove.

Place the pan and all the ingredients of course on medium high heat. You will stir from start to end to avoid scorching the mix. It hits a couple different stages through the heating process.


Cooking Jello Play Dough

Keep up with that stirring mom …

Then it will shortly thereafter hit the next stage


Making some jello play dough

Boy, this stirring thing is a real work out isn’t it? But the end result will thrill your kids.

Just a little more…

The next stage is…

Big Clump

Green lime scented sparkly play dough

Once you hit this stage pull it off the heat and continue to move it around a bit then plop it onto a plate or silicone mat to cool for a bit. Doesn’t it smell heavenly?  Better than any store bought Play Dough has ever smelled.

Homemade Play Dough

Once the dough is cooled knead it some and if you want to add some sparkles. A few or a lot that’s up to you.

Green and sparkly and smells like limes the best play dough ever

Knead in the sparkles and guess what? Call the little ones in it is time to play with Play Dough you just created! You are awesome! Right!

Green play dough

I think she likes it. She said it smelled “Yummy!” But I reminded her that it was for playing with and not eating.

Smelly Play Dough

Such nice sensory play. Squishy and soft.

Toddler Playing With Play Dough

Serving up a nice scoop of lime green play dough.

Toddlers LOVE play dough

This stuff is pretty exciting when you are all of two and let me tell you a secret… I enjoyed it every bit as much as Little Miss Toddler did.

We love Play Dough

Thank you so much for joining us while we made play dough. Little Miss Toddler and I both hope you have fun making yours and playing with it as well.

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Love Jennifer



13 thoughts on “Jello Play Dough The Softest, Best Smelling, Dough Made With Jello and a Touch Of Sparkle.

    • I made it with our two-year-old. She started making a mess with it and I balled it up and stuck it up on top of the fridge just to get it away from her. The next morning my son found it and said it was just slightly hard and with kneading it was good as new. So with proper storage, I think you could get a week or so out of it. Perhaps in a Tupperware in the fridge?

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