Lemon Playdough Recipe
cream of tartar
Note: fill remaining cup with water after lemon juice is added
concentrated yellow food coloring
In a large bowl, combine all of your dry ingredients (flour, cream of tartar, salt) and mix well.
Squeeze the juice out of 1 lemon and pour into a 1 cup measuring cup.
Fill the remaining measuring 1 cup with water.
Add 2 drops of yellow food coloring into the water and mix.
Add the vegetable oil and water/lemon juice with food coloring to a large pot. Mix together.
Add the dry ingredients to your pot and mix well.
Cook over low to medium heat until the dough starts to form and becomes dry.
Once it starts to form a ball together and looks fully cooked, take off the heat. Let the dough cool first before touching
Once cool, knead the dough for 5 minutes to make the dough soft.
Grate the rind of 2 lemons with a zester. Knead the lemon zest into the playdough to create a a stronger natural lemon scent. Once kneaded in you shouldn't be able to see it the lemon zest.
Note - this recipe has a very light lemon scent. For a stronger flavor, see our Kool-Aid playdough recipe (use lemonade) or use lemon flavoring.