We understand how some of us, especially right now, are a little more than bored in the house. You might find it difficult to come up with activities to do at home. Especially if you have kiddos with you every single day! When we were growing up, our P&J Family loved to make scented playdough. It was something to keep everyone occupied as we made and played with the homemade craft. Thus, we want to share an easy do-it-yourself creation. Follow along in the video above or read the full written instructions below to make marshmallow playdough! This is a simple craft that only takes a few ingredients and will entertain your kids in the future once made.


  • 2 Cup Flour
  • 3/4 Cup Salt
  • 4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
  • 2 Cup Lukewarm Water
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • Blue Dye (or other color)
  • Microwave Safe Bowl
  • Double-Boiler
  • P&J Marshmallow Fragrance


  • Add 2 cups of flour, 3/4 cups of salt, 4 teaspoons of cream of tartar, 2 cups of lukewarm water, and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil. 
  • Turn on your stove and set to a medium heat. 
  • Stir until the ingredients begin to thicken together. 
  • Add the blue dye and continue to stir. 
  • Remove from the stove and grab your microwave-safe bowl.
  • Add flour to the bowl and pour the thickened liquid into the bowl.
  • Begin to add more flour and microwave for 30 second increments it needed to make thicker. 
  • Let completely cool down once the dough is thick enough. (it can be VERY hot)
  • Place on a floured surface and knead. 
  • Add 40 drops of P&J Marshmallow Fragrance Oil and knead until smooth.
  • Let the kiddos play! (store in jar after) 

From our P&J Family to yours, we hope you enjoy your scented marshmallow playdough and your kiddos had some fun!