Rainbow Dough Recipe

For kids ages 3-12. Smoosh it! Make people... create a town... write your name in Rainbow Dough letters!
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  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup McCormick® Cream of Tartar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye
  • Wax paper
5 mins
5 mins

1. Mix flour, salt and cream of tartar in medium saucepan.  Add water and oil; mix well. Add 20 drops of desired food color.


2. Cook about 5 minutes on medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture holds together. (Have a grown-up do the cooking.)


3. Remove from heat. Scrape dough onto wax paper to cool. Knead slightly until dough is smooth.


4. Store in an airtight container. May be kept for 2 to 4 weeks.

Test Kitchen Tips:

  • To avoid stained hands, wear latex gloves.
  • Add 2 to 3 teaspoons of McCormick┬« flavored extract, such as vanilla or raspberry extract, for a yummy scent!
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