Playdough

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  1. geiwee

    geiwee Rookie

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    Does anyone have a really good playdough recipe? How long does homemade playdough usually last?
     
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  3. Rebel1

    Rebel1 Connoisseur

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    Just got 2 yesterday! 1 u can cook & 1 u don't have to cook.
    I'll look for the recipes and I'll post them.
    Rebel1
     
  4. teacher333

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    Playdough Recipes

    No-cook Playdough
    Ingredients:

    * 4 cups flour
    * 1 cup salt
    * 2 Tbs. cooking oil
    * 1 to 1 1/2 cups cold water
    * food coloring

    Method:

    Mix flour, salt, oil. Add food coloring to water. Gradually add water to flour mixture. Knead. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator

    Playdough (cooked)
    Ingredients:

    * 4 cups water
    * 4 cups flour
    * 1 cup salt
    * 2 Tbs. cooking oil
    * 4 Tsp. cream of tartar
    * food coloring

    Method:

    Combine ingredients. Cook in electric skillets, stirring constantly, until most of the moisture is absorbed. If you like you can knead in glitter for sparkly playdough when the dough cools. Store in a covered container.
    (does not need to be refrigerated)

    Oatmeal Playdough
    Ingredients:

    * 1 part flour
    * 1 part water
    * 2 parts oatmeal

    Method:

    Mix all ingredients until smooth. Knead.
    (non-edible)

    Kool-Aid Playdough (MY FAVORITE!)
    Ingredients:

    * 1/2 cup salt
    * 2 cups water
    * 2 tbsps. salad oil
    * 2 cups flour
    * 2 tbsps. alum
    * Kool-Aid for colour

    Method:

    Boil salt in water until salt is dissolved. Add Koolaid for color. Add salad oil, flour and alum. Knead until smooth. Keeps for two months or longer.

    Salt Playdough
    Ingredients:

    * 1 cup salt
    * 1 cup water
    * 1/2 cup flour
    *

    Method:

    Mix ingredients and cook over medium heat. Remove from heat when thick and rubbery. As mixturecools, knead in enough flour to make a workable dough.

    Peanut Butter Playdough
    Ingredients:

    * 18 oz. peanut butter
    * 6 tbsps. honey
    * Non-fat dry milk
    * Cocoa for flavor

    Method:

    Mix all ingredients, adding enough dry milk to give make dough workable.
    (edible)
     
  5. Rebel1

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    Cool!
    You don't need my recipes now.
    Rebel1
     
  6. mego65

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    I use the kool aid recipe, and I love it. I have it out everyday and it lasts a week or two.
     
  7. scmom

    scmom Enthusiast

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    I recommend the cooked playdough. It seems to be less sticky, smoother because of the cream of tartar and lasts longer. It can last for months if you don't think about the germs. I try to change it every couple of weeks. You can add colors, glitter, scents, etc. to vary it.
     
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    Here is a link to Karen's playdough page on her website where she shares lots of different playdough recipes. My personal favorite is the one that has cream of tartar. I have used that recipe for 17 years and it is always the BEST playdough. It lasts for a really long time, it's always soft and never gets hard like the store bought stuff. The secret is to store it in the refrigerator every night to make it last longer. I like to use Koolaid sometimes but I've had a hard time with the kids eating their creations, it just smells way too good to resist I guess! :p I buy the cream of tartar in bulk at an on-line spice supply place, it's much cheaper that way.
     
  9. Dzenna

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    I use the Cream of Tarter one too. I add food coloring and extracts for scent and color. I change it every month.

    Has anyone added Kool-Aide to that one for color and scent?

    Once, I added powdered tempra to the Cream of Tarter recipe for color. It started out okay then turned sticky really fast.
     
  10. SpecialPreskoo

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    Here is a gluten free/casein free recipe in case you have a child with autism that needs to be away from these two things...

    GFCF Play Dough
    (Yes, they can have a reaction to play dough even if not eating it)

    2 cups white rice flour
    4 teaspoons GFCF cream of tarter
    1/4 cup salt
    2 teaspoons xanthum gum
    1/4 cup oil
    natural organic food coloring

    place all ingrdients into a food processor. slowly add 1/2 cup boiling water and stir until mixture forms a ball. if the dough is crumbly, add more water. (1 tablespoon at a time), until dough is soft and firm. let cool. knead on a gfcf floured board for 10 minutes. seperate into four small balls of dough and add 8 drops of food coloring to each. store in sealed containers!
    source: the kid friendly ADHD & Autism cookbook!
     
  11. teach24iam

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    I use kool aid all the time in my playdough! makes a nice color and a nice smelling playdough and kool aid packets are cheap!
     

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