Green and Speckled Play Dough Recipe

BY ON Jul 8, 2013
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


[h2 style1]What you will need? [/h2 style1]

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


[h2 style1] How to make it?[/h2 style1]

  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>


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3 responses to “Green and Speckled Play Dough Recipe”

  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. vanathi says:

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

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