Monday, May 4, 2009

Call 911

HELP!!! we have 1/2 a container of playdough...and NO ingrediants to make any!!! When you are home sick from school and bored out of your gourd....playdough comes in handy. I guess I am off to the store tomorrow for some ingredients.....gotta replenish our playdough stash!!!

Nature's Playdough
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons cream of tartarbeet, spinach, and carrot juice
Mix flour, salt and oil, and slowly add the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff. Turn out onto wax paper and let cool. Knead the playdough with your hands until of proper consistency. Use as is, or divide into balls and add a few drops of the vegetable juices to make green, pink, and orange.

4 cups flour
1/4 cup powdered tempera
1/4 cup salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 tablespoon oil
Mix together flour, powdered paint and salt. Mix water and oil, and food coloring if desired. Gradually stir the water and oil mix into the flour mix. Knead the playdough as you add the liquid. Add more water if too stiff, more flour if sticky.

Alum Playdough
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons alum
1 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
liquid food coloring
Pour dry ingredients into large pan. Stir together to mix. Stir oil and food coloring into the water. Pour liquid into the dry ingredients while mixing, squeezing and kneading the playdough. If too sticky, add more flour. Keeps best in the fridge.

Just Like the Real Playdough (so they say)
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon powdered alum
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons vanillafood coloring
Mix all dry ingredients. Add oil and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until reaching the consistency of mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and food coloring. Divide into balls and work in color by kneading the playdough.

Oatmeal Playdough
1 cup flour
2 cups oatmeal
1 cup water
Gradually add water to flour and oatmeal in bowl. Knead until mixed (this playdough is sticky, but unique in texture.) Model as with clay.
Tip: Add cornmeal or coffee grounds in small quantity for texture.

Nutty Butter Playdough
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup honey
1 cup oatmeal
Mix together and play.

Kool-Aid Playdough
2 1/2 to 3 cups flour
2 cups boiling water with
1 package Kool-aid (any flavor)
3 tablespoons corn oil
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon alum

photo credit: jimmiehomeschoolmom

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HeatherPride said...

Wow, home made playdough! And so many varieties! Cool stuff!

Anonymous said...

Here is another recipe for you for the playdough.

2 cups plain flour
1 cup of salt
4 tbls. cream of tartar
Mix above in a large pot.

Add the following:
2 cups of water
2 tbls. begetable oil
add some food coloring

cook over medium-low heat until mixture clumps into a dough ball. Stir continuously!!!! (about 5-7 mins) Store in a plastic bag.