Dye Free Natural Play Dough Recipe and Many More Natural Doughs

I have always dreamt of making a dye free natural play dough recipe, but always thought it would be a difficult thing to do. That is why I am extremely excited to be back this month for another month of  12 Months of Sensory Dough Recipes where several bloggers get together to share the exciting sensory dough recipes and a variety of twists and turns.  It is our hope that you will have a one-stop resource for all things Sensory dough! This month we are featuring a huge list of natural dough recipes. We are super excited about our new dye free natural play dough recipe.

Dye Free Natural Play Dough

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We absolutely love making play dough. If you are a regular here you know just how much we make it. Just the other day, even, my mother in law was over and asked what we could possibly use all this play dough for. I just kinda giggled and told her… well, you know… you can never have enough play dough.

Materials Needed for Your Dye Free Natural Dough Recipe

Your Favorite No Cook Play Dough Recipe (we love this one)

natural dyes for natural play dough

Natural Dye for Coloring
Red: Beet Powder
Orange: Paprika
Yellow: Tumeric
Green: Greens Powder
Blue: Blueberry Powder
Violet: Acai Powder

By the way… we can’t wait to make some amazing smoothies and energy balls with our new awesome powders!

How to Make the Perfect Dye Free Natural Play Dough Recipe

natural play dough recipe

The first step is to make your favorite play dough recipe and divide it into 6 equal parts.

Natural Play Dough Recipe with Natural Dyes

Add 1-2 tablespoons to each ball of play dough. This part is where you get your hands just a tad messy. Mix each one up individually.

Dye free Natural Play Dough with Beet Powder

The colors are so fun! I was so surprised at just how pretty they turned out. I will warn you… the tumeric can make the play dough a little thick but it still has a lovely texture. The only color that wasn’t as bright as I would have liked was the blueberry powder for blue. Next time I make this I might have to try a different material to color the dough. I would love any suggestions you have!

Play dough with natural dyes

Super B (age 2) can’t wait to dig in and play with these tomorrow. She loves the way they smell, too! It’s good to know that we don’t have to worry if she decides to stick a little in her mouth since there are no artificial food dyes or any weird ingredients.

12 Months of Sensory Dough Recipes

Now for the fun part…

Would you call this recipe and activity a success or a fail? Would you try this recipe or have you tried another? We want to see! You can share pictures to Facebook,Instagram,Twitter or Google+. Tag your pictures with #ilovesensorydough.

BEST Play Dough and Sensory Dough Recipes

Be sure to check out each blogger, as we will each provide a different take on the dough, some of us with have the BEST recipe ever, while others (probably me) will show you our attempts (both failed and successful)

12 Months of Sensory Dough Natural Dough Recipes

Natural Play Dough with Natural Dye | Lemon Lime Adventures
No Cook Lemon Scented Natural Play Dough | Natural Beach Living
Natural Chamomile Playdough Recipe | Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Paprika Natural Play Dough Recipe | Sugar Aunts

Mud Dough with Flowers | Powerful Mothering
Natural Calming Play Dough | Sugar, Spice & Glitter
Chinese Tea Play Dough | Creative World of Varya
Herbal Tea Dough | Peakle Pie


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4 thoughts on “Dye Free Natural Play Dough Recipe and Many More Natural Doughs”

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  3. Mary Thillens

    I discovered “lemon lime adventures” purely by accident! Now, I’ve spent nearly 2 hours reading all of your clever ideas and methods for making play dough. As a teacher of young babies in a childcare center (I’ve worked with babies for nearly 46 yrs), I have spent a good while, learning many, many ways to introduce SAFE textured mediums to children who generally, mouth everything they can grasp! It delights me to know, that I can extend our play dough play further with all of your ideas/recipes. Of course, I will pass along your FB a page to my friends who are in need of a link to fun ways to play with children.

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      That just made my day!

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