Easy Homemade Rainbow Playdough Recipe

This rainbow coloured playdough is such fun! Follow our easy homemade playdough recipe that kids will love! Playdough is such a fun activity that is well loved in our home and it's a great sensory activity for kids of all ages. Follow these easy step by step directions to learn how to make your own playdough in rainbow colours! 


Rainbow coloured playdough recipe. Make your own play dough using our easy homemade playdough recipe instructions. A rainbow theme project for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.




If you're looking for more playdough recipes,  you'll love this easy edible playdough recipe made from cake mix - perfect for toddlers and preschoolers since it's safe to put in their mouths!

To add to the fun, why not try these Playdough mats? Your toddlers and preschoolers will love the counting garden and nursery rhyme themes.

Below you will find easy step by step directions to make your own playdough! Kids will love this rainbow coloured playdough recipe - especially if they love glitter like my kids!


Ingredients for your rainbow coloured playdough


  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 
  • Red, orange, yellow, green and blue food colouring 
  • Extra fine glitter
Note: you will need these ingredients for each color that you want to do.

Directions to make your own playdough


STEP 1: Gather all your ingredients


First things first - gather all your ingredients before following our easy homemade playdough recipe. Be sure you have the correct amounts for each colour so you're not running around your kitchen searching for more! Being prepared just makes things SO MUCH easier.

How to make rainbow coloured homemade playdough

STEP 2: Combine ingredients


Now that you have all your ingredients, it's time to get started with making your rainbow coloured playdough! In a small pot, combine the flour, water, salt, vegetable oil, and cream of tartar. Then add a few drops of your first food colouring and mix well.


How to make rainbow playdough

Easy homemade rainbow playdough recipe


STEP 3: Cook the coloured playdough


Next, cook the playdough mixture on the stovetop on a medium heat for a couple of minutes, stirring constantly until you reach your desired playdough consistency. Carefully remove the playdough from the stovetop - it will be very hot!

STEP 4: Roll the playdough into a ball and repeat previous steps


Once the playdough cools down, roll it into a ball and place into a ziplock bag. Repeat the previous two steps for each colour - red, orange, yellow, green, and blue.

rainbow coloured playdough recipe

STEP 5: Form the rainbow coloured playdough and add glitter


After you have a ball of playdough for each colour, place them next to each other and combine them to create a rainbow coloured ball of playdough. For extra sparkle roll your rainbow coloured playdough ball in glitter.

Easy homemade rainbow playdough recipe


STEP 6: Play with your rainbow coloured playdough


Now that you've made your own rainbow coloured playdough, it's ready to play with! There are so many fun ways to play with playdough! Kids will love all the different colors and glitter and they can let their imagination take over while they find different ways to play.

Take a look at our playdough small world and playdough cake activity for a bit of inspiration! 

Rainbow coloured playdough recipe. Make your own play dough using our easy homemade playdough recipe instructions. A rainbow theme project for toddlers, preschoolers and kids.


We hope you've enjoyed following these easy directions to make your own rainbow coloured playdough! Playdough activities are SO MUCH fun - especially with all the bright colours and glitter that are included in this easy homemade playdough recipe! If your child loves playdough you might also like to take a look at our collection of even more playdough recipes

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