Rose-Scented Play Dough by Mom De Cuisine

I have to admit, this was a last minute post. I’ve had V-Day posts lined up and thought up for a while. However, we were attending an early Valentine’s play date where all of the kiddos would be exchanging valentines. I had planned on taking the easy way out and buying a bag of candy and some cheesy Mickey Mouse or Disney Princess Valentines and calling it a day.

But, I procrastinated. I tend to live by the motto, “Why do today what you can put off ’til tomorrow?!” So when I saw Valentines on the shelves weeks ago, did I buy them? Of course not. Unfortunately for me, the other parents on the island don’t seem to share my motto, so there were no Mickey or Princess cards to be found and I needed a last-minute idea.

Before Christmas, I made Gingerbread Scented Play Dough. It smelled amazing and my kids loved it so much that I keep a baggie of the stuff in my purse. It has come in handy so many times when we get caught somewhere, like a last minute lunch date, doctor’s visit, or anyplace children tend to get bored and want to start breaking touching stuff.

I thought I’d adapt that recipe to one more fitting for Valentine’s Day and give those out in little jars, perfect for the other mommas to keep in their purses for similar situations (parents, I know you know what I’m talking about!)

Aside from play dough gifts, I also have a gift to give to the winner of my giveaway!

Congratulations, Ramona from Curry and Comfort! I’ll be contacting you for your shipping info!*

Rose-Scented Play Dough Recipe


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 cup rose water
  • Red food coloring


In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Stir in the wet ingredients and transfer mixture to a sauce pan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly. The mixture will clump, but just keep stirring until a dough forms. Remove dough from the pan and knead until smooth. Add food coloring a few drops at a time until you reach your desired color. Store in an airtight container.