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Monday, January 24, 2011

An Easy, Safe, Not as Messy, Homemade Playdough!

My Homemade Playdough

Face it, Playdough is crumbly and I think it stinks! Of course, I'm SUPER sensitive to smells (hence the reason I don't want to set foot (or even drive thru McDonalds).

My friend Lesli shared this wonderful Playdough recipe with me.  She got it from her daughters' school.

Play Dough
1 ¼ cup flour
¼ cup salt
1 package of Kool Aid
1 cup boiling water
1 ½ Tablespoon oil
Mix dry ingredients. Mix liquid ingredients. Pour together in bowl. Knead into ball. Keep in Ziploc.

Of course, the color of Kool Aid dictates the color of your Playdough.  The only color that's a challenge to get is yellow.  I doubled the recipe, so I used two packs of yellow KoolAid and added a pack of orange KoolAid.  It was a close yellow.

I promise, this Playdough smells great.  If little hands put some in their mouths, no worries.  It will taste EXTREMELY salty but won't hurt them.  The oil keeps the Playdough from being crumbly. It's oh so soft. It lasts for months in a Ziploc bag. The best part is for about $5 you can make enough playdough for more than twenty kids!
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  1. This is a fantastic recipe for Playdoh! I will never make playdoh differently again! It was so soft and smelled wonderful! Thank you so much Shannon for the playdoh and for now sharing the recipe!

  2. We used to make this at my kids' preschool. It does smell great and the colors are bright.

    Strangely enough, I really like the smell of regular Play-doh!!

  3. I have totally been meaning to make some of this--so I am glad I found your instructions! How fun!

    I remember licking play-doh as a kid--oh boy!

  4. this is a good playdough recipe esp if you don't want to have to cook it!


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