Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Playing with dough...Fun with Homemade Playdough

I was looking around for ideas to do with the children this summer. Since Margaret has a LOT of problems with some textile issues, in particular playdough, I thought it might be fun to make some at home. I found the following blog with, what I have been told, is a good recipe.



1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/3 cup salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
food coloring


Mix together all the ingredients, except the food coloring, in a 2 quart saucepan. Cook over low/medium heat, stirring. Once it begins to thicken, add the food coloring. Continue stirring until the mixture is much thicker and begins to gather around the spoon.

Remove the dough onto wax paper or a plate to cool. ___________________________________________________________

This second recipe involves no cooking or cream of tarter. I am not sure I would use Kool-Aid for coloring but it is a neat idea.

Kool-Aid Playdough
• 1 1/4 cup flour
• 1/4 cup salt
• 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (just the dry koolaid, don't mix it into juice)
• 1 cup boiling water
• 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and kool-aid.
2. Stir in water and oil
3. Knead with hands for about 5 minutes.
4. Store in ziploc bag for up to 2 4. months.
5. Use like playdough.
6. Smells wonderful and takes on the color of the koolaid.

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