Dandelion Playdough

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June 25, 2020

Dandelion Playdough - ball of dough with dandelion flowers next to itThis is an easy to make recipe for homemade play dough that uses dandelion flowers for natural coloring!



  • blender
  • small bowls
  • spoon
  • handful of dandelion flowers (trim off stems)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1-2 Tbsp cream of tartar
Dandelion Playdough - supplies


  1. Bring water to a boil and remove from heat. In a blender, mix the hot water and dandelions.
  2. Dandelion Playdough - adding water to blender
    Dandelion Playdough - adding flowers
    Dandelion Playdough - ready to blend
  3. Thoroughly blend the flowers and water together. Then transfer the mixture to a bowl.
  4. Dandelion Playdough - blending
    Dandelion Playdough - greenish liquid
  5. Now add the oil, salt, and cream of tartar. Stir until completely dissolved. (BE WARNED: It is not a pleasant color at this stage!)
  6. Dandelion Playdough - adding oil
    Dandelion Playdough - adding salt
    Dandelion Playdough - adding cream of tartar
    Dandelion Playdough - stirring the liquid with these additions

  7. Add the flour to the mixture and stir until well combined.
  8. Dandelion Playdough -adding flower to a bowl with the liquid
    Dandelion Playdough - flour added
    Dandelion Playdough - mixing with a fork
  9. Use your hands to continue mixing the dough. If it is still sticky, sprinkle in a little more flour and knead until it's no longer sticky. Enjoy!
  10. Dandelion Playdough - child kneading in a bit more flour
    Dandelion Playdough - child's hands stretching the dough
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