Store bought food colouring isn’t necessarily healthy for your children to eat – it’s generally what we avoid when we’re choosing foods for our children – so why not avoid it when we’re making them playthings.
There are lots of ways to colour your playdough without resorting to commercial coloring. Here are some hints:
Red: Beetroot juice, or cochineal
Yellow: Turmeric Powder
Blue: Blueberry Juice
Green: Spinach Juice, or chlorophyll
Purple: Blueberry juice
Orange: Tomato Juice, Carrot juice.
Be aware, that the colors you use will alter the flavor and texture of your playdough a little, so add it a bit at a time until you get the color and consistency you like.