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Playdough Valentine Printables + Recipe by The Twinery

Posted by  ·  February 12, 2014  ·  Last Updated: February 6, 2018

Hello! I’m Nicole from The Twinery and I’m so thrilled to be here guest posting on Skip To My Lou today!  With Valentine’s Day just a couple days away, I have a fun and quick valentine idea — and the best part is — you most likely have all of the ingredients right in your pantry already! Plus, I’ve created a free printable for you to attach to your valentines, too!


Adohable Playdough Valentines - The Twinery

First things first…let’s make the playdough! Let me be the first to tell you: this is the BEST homemade playdough recipe! It’s scented (you can even choose the scent!) and pretty much foolproof. And it beats the store bought, name brand stuff any ol’ day!

Gather your ingredients…you’ll need:

Valentine Playdough Ingredients - The Twinery


1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup warm water

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 package of Jell-O (3 oz. box) – any flavor will work!

Optional: glitter (to make the playdough sparkly) and food coloring (to make the playdough more vibrant)

Instructions: Place all ingredients together in a small saucepan. Whisk together over medium heat on the stove. If you plan to add glitter, add it into the saucepan with the other ingredients as well.

**We did NOT use extra food coloring. We loved the way the playdough looked just with the Jell-o itself! And who needs an extra mess, right?!

Oh, and the delicious smell of the Jell-O…Mmmm!

Once the ingredients are heating up and all whisked together, reach for a rubber spatula to finish mixing the dough until it starts to form a ball. Once the ball is formed, remove the saucepan from the heat. Dump the playdough out onto a floured surface (we put it on parchment paper on the counter) and let cool about 10-15 minutes. Then, using a little bit of extra flour, knead the playdough together until it’s no longer sticky.

Playdough Heart - The Twinery

If you plan to make more than one color, we recommend washing the saucepan and kitchen gadgets in between each batch so you get a perfect color each time. I’ve only made single batches of the recipe, but I’m sure you can at least double the recipe to make more playdough at one time.

Voila! You are now ready to start divvying up playdough for your valentines! 

The only thing you have left to add to make an a”doh”able valentine…are some cute and pun-filled printables!

Adohable Valentine Printable Tags - The Twinery

Using our free printable, you’ll be able to divide up the playdough and make sweet little valentines — this is a perfect non-food valentine for classrooms too!


Playdough Valentines - The Twinery

We packaged up the playdough into small white paper containers and tied them with colorful baker’s twine!

We also included a small heart cookie cutter in each package to finish it off!

Playdough Adohable Valentines - The Twinery

They are perfect for handing out to little classmates!

We hope you enjoy these free printable tags and the recipe for some delicious smelling homemade playdough!


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Don’t miss all the other fun printable Valentines in our Print Your Valentines Series

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  1. Josefina Miller
    Monday, January 22nd, 2018
    I can't for some reason download the printable tag for the dough. Any chance you can email it to me?
  2. Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
    Thanks so much for this adorable printable. It's just perfect to go with the playdough Valentine favors that we made. :)
  3. anette
    Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
    how long do you let the playdough dry? does it dry well and can be used for ornies? how LONG to let sit and dry?

    such a wonderful idea! Thank You ...
  4. Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
    These are so cute! What a fun Valentine idea! I'm always looking for alternatives to candy, so I love this!