Surprise Colour Play Dough

How to make surprise colour play dough

This is a fun colour discovery and guessing game. Challenge your child to guess what colour each ball will be. See their face light up as they uncover the hidden colour as they play with this surprise colour play dough.

You Will Need:

How to make surprise colour play dough

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup warm water
  • Food colouring in various colours

How To Make Surprise Colour Play Dough

How to make surprise colour play dough

Step 1

Mix all dry ingredients together in a saucepan.

Step 2

Add water and vegetable oil to dry ingredients.

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Step 5

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

Step 6

Roll out evenly sized balls.

Step 7

Create a small well inside each ball and drop 3-5 drops of food colouring into the middle.

Step 8

Cover over the well so the ball is complete and no colour can be seen.

Step 9

Let your child discover the hidden colour by squashing and kneading the ball of dough.

Step 10

Store in an air tight container.

How to make surprise colour play dough

Surprise Colour Play Dough is a fun and engaging colour guessing game that will have your child excited and engaged trying to guess the colour hidden within the dough. As they play with the dough the colour is revealed and the child can work the colour through the dough. This is an excellent game for fine motor and also colour recognition.

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

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