Green and Speckled Play Dough Recipe

5 Green and Speckled Frogs Activity Ideas
I love the theme 5 Green and Speckled Frogs for early learning experiences and making green and speckled play dough is the perfect fit for this theme.  It is great for setting up open-ended, hands-on and creative play dough activities for toddlers and preschool children.
The recipe is super easy to make and involves using a basic play dough recipe, green food colouring and adding the magic yellow speckles with yellow split peas.  
I have used this play dough with my Kindergarten students and my 2, 5 and 7 year old here at home and will be sharing some activities shortly, so keep an eye out for them.
Click here to print this recipe: Printable Green and Speckled Play Dough Recipe
What you will need?
1 Cup Plain Flour
1 Tablespoons Oil
1 Cup warm water
½ cup Salt
2 Teaspoons Cream of Tartar
2 Tablespoons Green Food Colouring
¼ Cup Yellow Split Peas
How to make it?
  1. Pour all dry ingredients, flour, salt and cream of tartar together in a saucepan.
  2. Add water, oil and food colouring to dry ingredients.
  3. I use a whisk before heating as I find this helps remove lumps and blends the ingredients well.
  4. Cook over medium heat constantly stirring until it becomes a thick blob.
  5. Then turn out onto a clean surface and knead into a smooth ball. Be careful the play dough will be very hot!  Use a little bit of flour if the play dough is sticky.
  6. When the play dough has cooled, gradually fold and knead in the yellow split peas.
  7. Store in a plastic zip lock bag or air tight container.
 5 Green Speckled Frogs Activities
Click <HERE> for lots of fun activities and ideas using the Green and Speckled Play Dough.
Credit for frog image <here>
Learning 4 kids
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  1. Carissa says:

    It was a lovely surprise to find the new post. I made your jelly playdough for the Kindy children today, and they were commenting on the smell.

  2. Kate @ Our Little Sins says:

    What a great idea, I’d never thought to add things to the play dough (other than glitter!)… How fabulous!

  3. Im not having cream of tartar in my pantry..what is the substitute?? Shall i use baking powder?

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