DIY Rainbow Playdough Recipe – Perfect Batch for St. Patrick’s or Spring

Playdough is still one of the most fun things kids can get creative with and it’s really easy to make a batch at home.

This time we’re sharing this easy DIY Rainbow Playdough Recipe that has the brightest colors ever.

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There are many different ways you can make playdough, like did you know you can even make playdough with Kool aid? It will be the sweetest smelling one.

If you are going for the best looking colors possible, the recipe we are sharing with you today is the one you just have to give a go. The vibrant colors this recipe makes easily compete with store bought play dough.

And by adding some biodegradable (the real thing) glitter you will take this batch of playdough to an even more magical level.

DIY Rainbow Playdough RecipeDIY Rainbow Playdough Recipe

What you need:

This list of ingredients is for 1 color – multiply the amount for more colors

Rainbow Playdough Recipe

Start by combining the dry ingredients flour, salt, and cream of tartar. Mix.


Add water and oil.

Add a few drops of food coloring to the mix. Mix well.

Keep on mixing until you get a homogenous mixture. If you are not happy with the intensity of the color, keep on adding food coloring.

Cook stovetop on medium heat for just a couple minutes. You have to stir constantly until you get a play dough like consistency.

Remove from stovetop but be careful as it’s hot. Set aside for the dough to cool off.

Once it has cooled, roll it into a ball shape and store it in a zip lock bag or air tight container until needed (refrigerate).

You are done with the first batch!

Now repeat all steps with your second color (and all other colors) until you have all the colors you need.

To add a bit of magic, roll the dough into biodegradable glitter before play.

Now all there’s left to do is for your kids to have fun while playing with your DIY Rainbow Playdough.

DIY Rainbow Playdough Recipe Idea

Homemade Rainbow Playdough Recipe

Contributed by Erica G.

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