Wednesday, September 21, 2011


There are many, many play dough recipes out there but these are two of my favorites. This first one is colored and flavored with Kool-Aid so it’s totally ok if you’re little one eats it. The second is still edible but tastes like salt so probably not the best to eat a ton of. Both are oodles of fun and pretty simple to make.
3 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 C. Flour
1 C. Water
1 Packet Kool-Aid drink mix (unsweetened)
1 Tbs. Cooking Oil
½ Cup Salt
Mix all the try ingredients with a spoon in a large pan. Add water & oil and stir on medium heat. It will start to look doughy and turn the color of the Kool-Aid. Scrape out of the pan into a ball and let rest on wax paper to cool. Once cooled, have fun! (10 minutes total time)
Sea-Captain’s Dough: (because it’s salty)
1 C. Salt
1 C. Water
2 C. Flour
1 Tbs. Oil
Food Coloring
Mix it all together with hands until dough forms. Break the dough into three balls and press thumb into center of each. Put different colored drops in each and knead until the color is mixed in evenly. Now play!
This is great to squish in between small fingers and chuck across the room! Ha – it’s actually great for getting dinner ready. Set the kiddo in his highchair at the table and let him entertain himself while you get dinner ready. To cleanup just ball it all back together and store in Tupperware or a baggy.
FYI if you make more than one color, I’d only give the little ones one color at a time unless you want a brown glob.
Hope you have fun!

1 comment:

  1. Neat. We'll have to try it out some time soon! I'll let you know how it goes.