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#1 of 17 Old 01-14-2009, 07:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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has anyone tried to make soft dough?
i am looking for a recipe....

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I like this one

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I like this one
that looks great. do you use the food dye recommended or something else like koolaid?

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my sister found this amazing no - cook recipe on Flickr. I have made this and it is so good and easy to make. Plus if kept in air tight container it will keep for weeks at a time. I'm pretty sure that when I made this, I made the whole amount all in the natural colour, and then split it into four and kneeded the food colour into each individual quarter. I haven't tried this yet, but some people add vanilla to give it a beautiful smell or add glitter to make it funky. Or you could even make it from organic ingredients if you wanted to be really purist about it (expensive though) I have seen people do this! Apparently if you've had it for ages and it dries out slightly just add a tiny amount of water to bring it back to life. (one word of warning, after LO has played with it try and put it back into container straight away b/c it can dry out quickly if left out for ages and ages. So here's the link:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/coronita/2108710307/

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ooh mamauk
that is great.....love the visual, thanks!

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Oh, I'm definitely going to try that no-cook recipe, thanks for sharing it. I don't enjoy cleaning the playdough pan when we make the cooked kind, LOL. I think the cream of tartar is the key to getting that really soft and smooth texture, but I keep forgetting to buy it at the store so we've been using regular salt dough lately.

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glad you both like it

this is such a great recipe that I know I will never buy play doh from a shop again.... this is the recipe I'll use when ever my girls 'need' play doh! LOL
Oh yeah, I'll just find the link for perfect size containers for your play doh to go into once you've made it. (I'm pretty sure the recipe makes 4 X 4 oz balls)
So when I'm quartering it up ready for colouring I actually weigh the balls to make sure I get a nice 4 oz ball which will fit nicely into a tin container.....i'll just go find the link.....................

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So heres the link:

http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction...on_id=11950098

these are great as they have a see through lid so your LO can grab what ever colour they want. I bought four of these and they were very in-expensive. I've just checked out her store to see if she has any in stock but if anybody was interested, just message her, she's a really nice seller. Perfect for 4oz balls of play doh!

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i know this is an old thread, but i just made both kinds of dough on this thread.
the cooked recipe came out awesome, and required very little effort.
the no-cook recipe is grainier, and took longer to knead.
they are both great recipes, but i prefer the cooked one. the texture is so nice and soft.
the kids are busy playing with them right now.
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i know this is an old thread, but i just made both kinds of dough on this thread.
the cooked recipe came out awesome, and required very little effort.
the no-cook recipe is grainier, and took longer to knead.
they are both great recipes, but i prefer the cooked one. the texture is so nice and soft.
the kids are busy playing with them right now.
I haven't tried the cooked one yet, I think I might try it this weekend...I fancy making some! Out of interest, while I love the no-cook dough it does leave my Lo's hands feeling quite salty........does the cooked one so the same?

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HOE has a microwavable version which came out quite well

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I was searching for a playdoh recipe yesterday and stumbled upon this post. After reading mamauk and bremans posts, I decided to try the both cooked, and non cooked recipes.

The no cook recipe from the flickr page was less messy. Within a few minutes we had perfect playdoh, and I hands didn't smell very salty afterwards.

Perhaps it's my poor cooking skills, but the cooked recipe and came out runny and sticky - it needed to sit a while before I could knead it. And in the end I couldn't really tell a difference between the two after storing them in the fridge for later use.

I must say the dough feels sooo much nicer on the hands than the abundance of playdoh cups we were gifted to us last christmas.

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beet juice (just drain some from a can if you want) works perfectly to make pink dough. you can use carrot juice for orange. it reminds me of all the natural items you can use for egg dying in the Spring

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beet juice (just drain some from a can if you want) works perfectly to make pink dough. you can use carrot juice for orange. it reminds me of all the natural items you can use for egg dying in the Spring
Does it stain the hands?

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we only did the pink beet juice with our dough and it didn't stain the hands at all.

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