#1 Best Easy DIY Non-Toxic No Cook Jello Play-Doh

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We’ve got a 4.5 year old who loves to play with Play-Doh. She loves to build pretend cakes and treats and practice molding letters and shapes for hours on end.

But, all that Play-Doh playtime requires lots and lots of Play-Doh. So, prior to making our own we were spending a small fortune on Play-Doh every month.

Although we love, love, love our traditional DIY non-toxic Play-Doh Recipe we decided to experiment with preparing a no cook Jello Play-Doh.

And, we are thrilled to report that we’ve found an even easier way to throw some Play-Doh together.

Not only is this no cook Jello Play-Doh super easy to make but it makes the softest almost cloud like Play Doh. Plus, this no cook Jello Play-Doh smells beyond amazing which is just awesome.

So, keep on reading to find out exactly how we made this amazing non toxic no cook play dough recipe.

Related: Check out our original super easy cooked non-toxic Play-Doh Recipe.

Easy DIY Non-Toxic No Cook Jello Play-Doh

Our first step was to measure out all our ingredients.

This easy no-cook Jello Play-Doh is awesome because it uses the simplest ingredients that I’m sure you have in your pantry right now.

Water + Jello + Oil + Flour + Salt

How easy is that? 

Also, we love that there’s no cream of tartar in this no cook Jello Play-Doh. Although we add cream of tartar to our cooked DIY Play-Doh Recipe we opted not to add it here because the dough is plenty elastic without it. And, the salt has got us covered when it comes to preservation.

After measuring out all our ingredients we boiled our water, dissolved our Jello and added in our oil in a medium sized bowl.

We opted to use Strawberry Jello because that’s what we had on hand. But, any type of Jello would work well.

Here are some awesome options you can use for this no cook Jello Play-Doh

Once our Jello and oil were well incorporated we added in our our flour and salt.

The mixture will start to bubble a little which is totally normal.

With a spatula we folded the dry ingredients into the wet. It takes a good amount of elbow grease to get the mixture smooth. So, keep on stirring.

Once the wet and dry were well incorporated we turned the dough out onto a well floured board.

The mixture will be very sticky at this point which is normal. Add more flour a little at a time until your dough is smooth, no-longer sticky and can be easily handled.

We added nearly 1/4 cup of extra flour to get our dough smooth. You’ll have to go at it a little flour at a time. So, be patient.

The final step is the very best one! Pull out your play-doh gear and start having fun!

No Cook Jello Play-Doh Ingredients

How To Make No Cook Jello Play Doh

  • Measure out all your ingredients including water, flour, salt and oil
  • Combine salt and flour, set aside
  • Boil water, add Jello and stir until completely dissolved. Add oil and stir well
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and incorporate well using a spatula or wooden spoon
  • Turn dough out onto a well floured surface and knead (adding flour as necessary) until a soft, smooth and no sticky Play-Doh forms.

Storing Play-Doh

  • Store in an airtight container or Zip Lock bag in the fridge when not in use.
  • Keeps well for up to 2 weeks.

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Easy, no cook Play Doh made with Jello and no cream of tartar. This non-toxic no cook Play Dough takes under 10 minutes to make and keeps well for weeks. #playdohrecipe #homemadeplaydough #DIYPlayDoh #NoCookPlayDoh #NonToxicHomemadePlayDoh #JelloPlayDoh #EasyNoCookPlayDoh

Related: Click here to download free play-doh number mats for some counting and number practice.

1 thought on “#1 Best Easy DIY Non-Toxic No Cook Jello Play-Doh”

  1. Yeh, no the ratios on this are very off. I used not 1, not 2, but 3 cups and change extra flour to get this to a play dough consistency. I cried a little bit as I made a reminder to myself to get cheap non organic flour because that’s what really made this sting. I would try doing half the amount of water for a cup and a half of flour and leave everything else the same


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