Having a fun with Play Dough - Recipes included!

United States
January 6, 2007 6:24pm CST
Working with play-dough works the muscles in your hands and fingers. If you don’t have a can or two in your house, cook up a batch! The recipe is simple to make. Kids love to make play-dough at home. They can choose their own colors, or you can leave it colorless. Here are a couple of recipes: Play Clay - Baking Soda 2 cups Baking Soda 1 cup Cornstarch 1-1/4 cup Water In medium saucepan, stir together baking soda, cornstarch and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it resembles mashed potatoes. Place in bowl and cover with damp cloth until cool. Store in sealed container. Cornstarch Play Clay 1 cup Salt 1/3 cup Water 1/2 cup Cornstarch 1/4 cup Cold Water Food Coloring In medium saucepan, mix salt and 1/3 cup water over medium heat, stirring occasionally (about 3-4 minutes.) Remove from head and add cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water. Will resemble mashed potatoes. Stir till thickens, cool, then knead. If it's too sticky, add a little more cornstarch. Store in sealed container with piece of damp sponge up to two weeks. Cooked Play Clay I 1 cup All-Purpose Flour 1 cup Water 2 tsp Cream of Tartar 1/4 cup Salt 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil Food Coloring Waxed Paper In medium saucepan, mix all ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. When dough becomes harder to stir and gathers on spoon (about 5 min.) dump onto waxed paper, cool until able to handle and knead 10-15 times until smooth. Store in sealed container, keeps up to two weeks.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Thank you so very much, Butter...As you know my son, CJ has Autism and this will be great for him to use. He's so creative as it is with his drawings, etc. But he will love this and I'll have fun playing with it with him...lol
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
9 Mar 07
Thank you for best response; sorry it's taken so long to reply to it. Thanks, again...
@MakDomMom (1474)
• United States
10 Feb 07
Here is another very simple play dough recipe for you: Kool Aid Play Dough 3 cups flour 1/2 cup salt 2 regular Kool-Aid Packages (not the pre-sweetened kind) 2 cups boiling water Mix dry ingredients together. Add boiling water. Mix. Knead on floured board. Add more flour to achieve desired consistency. This play dough will last for a long time in an air tight container. I have made this with grape and orange kool aid and both have a very vibrant color and scent. YUMMY!!! :)
• United States
11 Feb 07
Love this one! My grandkids will enjoy this one too. Hopefully they will keep it away from the youngest who is only 18 months.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
12 Jan 07
OMG! Thank you so much. I used to make this all the time when my son was little but I lost the recipe. I wanted to make it for my grandson to play with. I told his mom that I would look for the recipe. I forgot all about it. Thanks again.
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• United States
12 Jan 07
I am going to make some with our grandson the next time he is over. He wanted to make it with me so I will wait for him.
• United States
11 Feb 07
thanks for the recipes!! I needed one to use in class and couldn't remember where I put the old recipe.
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@Lydia1901 (16353)
• United States
9 Jan 07
Thanks for sharing that, I'll try it sometimes.
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@umerasif (532)
• Pakistan
9 Jan 07
Thanks
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