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Friday, July 26, 2013
DIY Play Dough Recipes
This recipe is simple and lasts a couple months. I always have at least one batch of homemade play-dough in my office for when kids want to make larger things.
3 cups flour
2 cups boiling water (if the water is not hot enough then the consistency will be off)
2 small packages of unsweetened coolaid
½ cup salt
3 tablespoons oil
Food coloring (optional)
Combine all ingredients
The coolaid will color your play dough, but you can add extra food color to the water if you want a more vibrant color.
Knead until cool
Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag
Play dough will keep for at least a month. Discard when texture deteriorates.
Feedback: This is great play-dough that smells much better than the store-bought kind, but leaves a slight residue on hands.
Click here for another popular play dough recipe (with a photo tutorial) that some people prefer. I have made both recipes and find that the other play dough becomes sticky after it is stored. If you make the other recipe, I suggest you add more salt than suggested to deter the kids from eating it :)