dandelion play dough

Find yourself with an abundance of dandelions in your yard? Make some play dough!

Items Needed:

A big handful of dandelions

1 cup of boiling water

2 cups of flour

1/3 cup of salt

2 Tbs baby oil (or vegetable oil)

1-2 Tbs cream of tartar


A blender to help you blend the water with the dandelions to create a vibrant yellow.


Bring water to a boil and remove from heat.
In a blender, mix the hot water and dandelions.
Once the dandelions are pretty much completely destroyed in the water, transfer the water to a bowl and add in oil, salt and cream of tartar. Give it a good stir to dissolve the salt.
Add in 2 cups of flour to the mixture and stir really good until it is fully mixed.
Then dig your hands in and mix some more. If it is sticky at this point you might need to sprinkle in some more flour and knead until it no longer sticks. The amount of flour that you may need to mix in will vary based on how much water the dandelions were holding.
Then Play! Easy Peasy!

Photo and recipe courtesy of Parenting Chaos. For a tutorial, visit parentingchaos.com/diy-dandelion-playdough/