Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Easy Homemade Playdough

I know this isn't a yummy fall recipe, but I just had to share this fun recipe we tried today that actually worked. We had to throw all of our play dough out because it was left out in the rain and I have been keeping an eye out and it hasn't been on sale so I googled and found this recipe that really works!

Super Easy Play Dough (adapted from www.createkidcrafts.com )
• 1 cup flour

• 1 cup water

• ½ cup salt

• 1 T. cream of tartar (on sale at Publix right now :) )

• 1 package Kool-Aid mix (I used a packet of Cherry, unsweetened)

• 1 Tbsp cooking oil

Mix the dry ingredients together in a medium saucepan. Slowly add the water mixed with oil and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens to dough. Let cool a few minutes and then knead until smooth.

Notes: This came out perfectly, the same consistency as play dough from the store, but it smells so much better because of the Kool-Aid. If you didn't want to use Kool-Aid you could just add food coloring and a few drops of Vanilla, but this was actually way less messy because you could just stir the powder in. The recipe says you can store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to six months. The kids are having a blast!!!

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