Smelly Jelly Play Dough

How to make scented jelly play dough

Mmmm…. the smell of jelly is a childhood memory we all lovingly remember. And what’s better than adding two wonderful childhood essentials together – play dough and jelly! These two are made for each other. Your Brisbane Kids are going to love this Smelly Jelly Dough recipe and it is so easy.

You Will Need:

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1 Packet Jelly Crystals
  • Food colouring, if desired

How to make Smelly Jelly Play Dough

How to make scented jelly play dough

Step 1

Mix all dry ingredients together in a saucepan.

Step 2

Add jelly crystals to warm water and stir until dissolved.

Step 3

Add jelly water and oil to dry ingredients.

Step 4

Whisk before heating as this will help remove any lumps from the mixture.

Step 5

If dough colour is not bright enough add food colouring to enhance.

Step 6

Cook over medium heat stirring until it becomes a thick ball.

Step 7

Remove from the heat and knead the dough on a clean surface. The dough will be very hot so be careful!

Step 8

Store in an air tight container.

We used grape jelly to “flavour” this dough, but any flavour will be wonderful. This dough is soft and smells delicious. Play dough is a wonderful sensory activity for all ages and the added aroma of the jelly enhances this experience. Have fun Brisbane Kids!

Check out our other great play dough recipes in our Craft and Fun Ideas section. You’ll love our Nutella Play Dough, Edible Icing Play Dough (nut free) and Peppermint Play Dough recipes.

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