Natural Coloring For Your Playdough

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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:

Brown: Cocoa

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.

  • Cat

    wow love this idea of using natural foods to colour what a great idea will def give it a go when my 16mnth old does not put things in his mouth as much!! love the chocolate playdough recipe too

  • Cat

    wow love this idea of using natural foods to colour what a great idea will def give it a go when my 16mnth old does not put things in his mouth as much!! love the chocolate playdough recipe too

  • Mariah Clanton

    if you boil red cabbage in the water you use to make the dough, you can get a pretty blue color :)

    • http://www.KieraPedley.com Kiera Pedley

      Brilliant tip!! Thank you!

  • Mariah Clanton

    if you boil red cabbage in the water you use to make the dough, you can get a pretty blue color :)

    • http://www.KieraPedley.com Kiera Pedley

      Brilliant tip!! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/mumnbabies Yumei Cai

    I like the idea of using natural resource to create colours instead of using food colourings!  To add on the list: we can also use strawberry juice to make pink!