Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Perfect Play Dough

Perfect Play Dough Recipe

This is the recipe from my children's preschool. It is awesome and I have never had a problem making it. The dough is super soft and lasts a very long time if you keep it in an airtight container.

1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup salt
2 TBL cream of tartar (to keep fresh)
1 cup water
2 TBL oil
food coloring
kool-aid packet (optional for scent, be mindful of the color of the kool-aid, it will change the color of your play dough)

Combine flour, salt and cream of tartar in a pan. Add water, food coloring and oil and stir. Add Kool-aid and stir. Once mixed together, put pan over low heat and stir until a ball forms in the middle (the mixture will be sticky). This usually takes 3-4 minutes. Make sure you scrape the sides down and get in the corners when stirring so you don't end up with burnt dough.

Dump out on a counter and kneed until it has cooled down a bit.

At this point you can either add glitter and/or essential oils for added effect.
The kool-aid is not a necessity but it does make the dough smell really good. It also will effect the color of the dough so make sure you choose the appropriate color of kool-aid for the color of dough you will be making.

You can keep it in a zip-loc bag or container for many moments of enjoyment. This makes a great gift! Tie a bow around your container and gift it to playmates and mothers of new babies with toddlers. I also always made a large batch to give to the kinder-teacher on the first day of school!

Leave a comment, I wonder if people read my blogs.....


DrRuth said...

I do, but you already know that from a previous comment
DrRuth from AM

Jennifer said...

Thanks for leaving a comment!

sue said...

Katie and I will try your recipe. She's really excited about baking lately, and she'll be thrilled when I show her the pictures of Freya helping you. Of course, then I'm in for 2 weeks of "I made playdough just like Freya. Freya is my friend, but she moved far away. It's very sad for me."

Jennifer said...

Let me know how it turns out, we just had to make pink play dough too. And everything needs glitter. I wonder what else one could put in play dough....