Colorful Homemade Playdough


This colored edible playdough is fun for kids to help knead and play with! The soft drink mix gives it color.

close up view of play dough being sculpted into a figure with child hands
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
3 cups


  • 2 cups water

  • 2 ½ cups white flour

  • ½ cup salt

  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar

  • 2 (0.13 ounce) packages unsweetened, fruit-flavored soft drink mix (such as KOOL-AID®)

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan; remove from heat and set aside.

  2. Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar, and soft drink mix together in a large bowl; stir vegetable oil into flour mixture. Add hot water and continue stirring until dough comes together.

  3. When dough is cool enough to handle, turn it onto a lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Store unused portions in refrigerator.


You may want to wear rubber gloves while kneading.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
4g Fat
20g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 12mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 4mg 20%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 152mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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