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I want to make some playdough! and I know there are a few variations of recipies floating around out there.. what one do you use and can you share it with me? as well what do you use to color it? food coloring or koolaid?

Anything I should know before I attempt this? :LOL

Hope it was ok to stick this here not sure where else I should put it!


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Update...ok before this thread had any responses I found this recipie

http://www.mothering.com/discussions...ydough+recipie in this thread.. and I mixed it up as per the directions but its not working! my end result is all greasy and seperated oh my gosh! what have I done wrong..or is this recipie wrong.. maybe I should try the other one in this thread.. I am so annoyed I just wanted to make this playdough
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1 cup cornstarch
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
food colouring optional
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http://www.recipegoldmine.com/childclay/childclay.html

Try this website. I've tried a few recipes for play dough and they are all ok. Never as smooth as the real playdoh but good enough.
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1 c. white flour
1/2 c. salt
2 T. cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
1 T. oil
1 c. water
food coloring

Mix first 4 ingredients in a saucepan. Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Dough will become difficult to stir and form a "clump" of dough. Knead for 5 minutes--add food coloring during kneading process. This keeps a long time stored in a covered plastic container.

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1 cup cornstarch
1/2 to 3/4 cup water
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That's not playdoh, that's oobleck
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That's not playdoh, that's oobleck

oobleck whats that!
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Can anyone help me?
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Mine is just like 3girls1boys. Make sure to cook it until it clumps in the middle and has a good consistency. Good luck.
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Yay! looks like we have a success I think the other recipie has a major typo on the amount of oil to use!!

Now I do have a question what can you do to keep this from drying out .. a bit of oil on your hands and kneed it around? to keep it pliable?
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Hi
I started a thread on this a while ago, there's a couple of good recipes on there, here's the link http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=296874

ones a smooth playdough, the other is grainy, so you can choose which ever one 'feels' best to you! Good luck.
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Yeah, disregard my recipe.
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oobleck whats that!
oobleck is slime like nickelodean uses
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We love oobleck.

We use the same stuff as 3girls1boy does. Wonderful stuff. We mix the food coloring in with the water BEFORE adding it to the mixture. I also like making my own because if wee kids eat it , it won't hurt them.

One of my favorite all time playdough recipies is for Peanut Butter Playdough. My youngest dd has a severe allergy to peanuts/treenuts. We don't use this anymore. But the older two loved it.

* 3 1/2 cups peanut butter
* 4 cups confectioners' sugar
* 3 1/2 cups honey
* 4 cups dry milk powder

In large bowl, cream together peanut butter and confectioners' sugar, then beat in honey and fold in milk powder. Divide into equal portions and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
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Yay! looks like we have a success I think the other recipie has a major typo on the amount of oil to use!!

Now I do have a question what can you do to keep this from drying out .. a bit of oil on your hands and kneed it around? to keep it pliable?
Glad you got it to work. To keep from drying out I just keep it in a covered container and it stays nice.
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a very simple playdough recipie is 1 cup boiling water, 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 2 tablespoons oil, and a packet of Koolaid. Mix it all up and add flour to kneed it. It smells really awesome and lasts for quite a while.


someone was also looking for a fingerpaint recipie to use with YOUNG kids. i use whipped cream with BUGGA who was only 9 months at the time.
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That sounds like a good recipe, Arabella. Does the koolaid stain, though?
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I use a plain salt dough and jazz it up with pumkin pie spice (pretty autumn/winter color and smell) or a couple of drops of lavender EO for mellow play. I can't stand the artificial smell of kool-aid, so I dye it with food coloring.
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We love oobleck.

We use the same stuff as 3girls1boy does. Wonderful stuff. We mix the food coloring in with the water BEFORE adding it to the mixture. I also like making my own because if wee kids eat it , it won't hurt them.

One of my favorite all time playdough recipies is for Peanut Butter Playdough. My youngest dd has a severe allergy to peanuts/treenuts. We don't use this anymore. But the older two loved it.

* 3 1/2 cups peanut butter
* 4 cups confectioners' sugar
* 3 1/2 cups honey
* 4 cups dry milk powder

In large bowl, cream together peanut butter and confectioners' sugar, then beat in honey and fold in milk powder. Divide into equal portions and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.
We do peanut butter playdough too, except without the confectioner's sugar. I do 1 part PB, 1 part Honey, and the add dry milk until it gets to a consistency we like. Lately I've done less honey in it because DD doesn't seem to like a strong honey taste. This works really well as an activity before lunch, because we get bread and eat it for lunch Wash hands before digging in

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