How to Make Homemade Play-doh for St. Patrick’s Day

Holiday-themed Play-doh is easy to create with a basic Play-doh recipe, food coloring and scented extracts. Children of all ages will enjoy playing with vibrant green, mint-scented Play-doh on St. Patrick’s Day.


Ingredients for St. Patrick’s Day Play-doh

1 ½ cups cornstarch
½ cup flour
2 cups water
2 teaspoons cream of tarter
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Several drops green food coloring
5-6 drops mint extract

Directions for Making St. Patrick’s Day Play-doh

In a medium-sized pot, combine all ingredients except for food coloring. Mix together until it becomes a liquid. Add food coloring. Stir continuously and heat mixture over medium heat.  As soon as the Play-doh forms, remove the pot from the heat. Let the Play-doh cool, and then knead until smooth.

Put together a St. Patrick’s Day Play-doh kit for children with homemade Play-doh, shamrock-shaped cookie cutters and a small rolling pin.

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Barb Hacker is a mom to three boys and a freelance writer.