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#1 of 7 Old 01-27-2003, 03:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I am looking for a simple recipe for homemade play doh. It is so much softer and smoother than play doh you can buy and usually doesn't stink quite as bad. Anyone have one?

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Do you have Superbabyfood? I think there is a recipe in there. I don't know where Dd stashed my copy; if I find it before someone else does I'll post it.
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Some things are right in our own back yard!
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A friend of mine also gave me a no-cook recipe, but I am finding the product quite sticky. Maybe because it is so humid here.
3 c flour
1 c salt
1 c water (adjust as needed)
knead together, add food coloring (she used liquid) knead more. Keeps best in the fridge.
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try
2c flour
2 c. water
4t cream of tartar
1c. salt
2T cooking oil

mix all in a saucepan; warm on low heat until thick and lumby.
remove from heat.
keep in an airtight container between plays.

i usually add a drop of food coloring, too.
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My mother used to make the no cook kind - I remembered the recipe when I saw it...I remember her adding the salt.

It was gooey and not the best consistiency BUT you could bake it and for some creepy reason, the creations did not mold and lasted a very long time and didn't seem to attract bugs.
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#6 of 7 Old 01-28-2003, 01:31 PM
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I really like the cooked kind posted above, it has a wonderful consistancy and you can add vanilla, lemon or peppermint oil for a nice smell.
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I use this one all the time:

2 1/2 cups of flour
1 tablespoon of Alum
1/2 cup of salt
2 packages of kool aid

Boil 2 cups of water, add to dry ingredients with 3 tablspoons of oil, stir well. Once it cools down, knead it until completely mixed.

There is also space mud which is really cool but it doesn't stretch like play doh.
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