So, my sister is asking for Play-Doh for my niece for her second birthday. She said that the dough that she has right now just gets dried out so fast. So, in sticking with the general theme of this blog, I figure that I’m pretty sure that we can make a play-dough of sorts. Fortunately, the internet is an AMAZING gift from God (yes, I do truly believe that it can be seen as such). I just happened upon this recipe while browsing around today:

What you need:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tbs. cream of tarter
  • 1 packet unsweetened Kool-Aid (or the knock-off brand)
  • 1 tbs. oil
  • 1 cup water

What you do:

  1. In a medium sauce pan, mix your dry ingredients. (flour, salt, cream of tartar, Kool-Aid)
  2. Then add your liquid ingredients and stir. (Add additional food coloring to make desired color, as needed.)
  3. Continue to stir over medium heat until dough starts to form a ball.
  4. Once you get the ball, dump onto a clean surface and let cool for a minute or two.
  5. Once smooth, take a big sniff and swoon over how good this playdough really smells!

Best part is that it’s non-toxic. (ie: it’s okay if y’all eat it – it’ll smell so good, you might want a taste!)

Check out some super cute pics of some kiddos playing with it and a big thanks to the original posts: The Toy Box Years and The Activity Mom.


One response to “Playdough!

  1. If you’re quick about it, HEB has their meal deal this week (Sept 28-Oct 4, 2011) where you can get Kool-Aid packets for free! They’re the individual sizes I think, so you might have to play with the amount that you put in, but it’s just one more way to make this even less expensive. TM – I think I know what I’m making for you for your birthday …

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