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)
  1. Combine all ingredients
  2. The coolaid will color your play dough, but you can add extra food color to the water if you want a more vibrant color.
  3. Knead until cool
  4. Store in an airtight container or ziplock bag
  5. 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 :)

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