Make Your Own: Scented Play Clay


To make your own play dough, you will need:

1c flour
½c salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1T oil
1c water
1 package of flavored drink mix (w/o sweeter)
Ex: Strawberry, fruit punch, grape, cherry, lemon, lime, etc.
Food coloring – Use as many drops as needed to get the color you want.
What to do…
Put all the ingredients together in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat. Stir mixture constantly until all the lumps have been removed and the dough forms a ball (3-4 min). Allow dough to cool a little, then knead on a floured surface until smooth.
  • Food coloring or scent can be added to the pot to make one color/scent.
  • To make more than one scent/color, add nothing to the pot while making the dough, then break it up and add food coloring/scent a little at a time while kneading.
  • Instead of unsweetened flavor packets, use cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, essential oils or food extracts as scents.
  • Mix colors to get a new color.
  • Form dough into shapes and allow them to dry. Drying may take a few days depending on the weather and thickness of your creations.
  • Store leftover dough in an airtight containers for a week or refrigerate in airtight container to make it last longer.
Note: This dough is not edible.

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Scented Play Clay by Fran W