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Old 10-30-2007, 12:56 PM
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Talking Homemade Playdough Recipes

Traditional Play Dough

2 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food coloring (optional)

Mix all ingredients, adding food coloring last. Stir over medium heat until smooth. Remove from pan and knead until blended smooth. Place in plastic bag or airtight container when cooled. Will last for a long time.

Mister Rogers' Easy Play Dough

2 cups flour
1 cup water

Mix together well. You can put dry Kool-Aid or Jell-O in the mix if you want colored dough.

Earth Friendly Play Dough

1 cup flour (not self-rising)
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1-1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Mix in saucepan over low heat. (It does not have to heat long.) Dough is ready when it rolls into a ball. Keep dough fresh in an airtight container. If you need to make different colors, add food coloring while mixing over heat.

Kool-AidŽ Play Dough

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 package unsweetened Kool-Aid
1/4 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
1 cup water

Mix flour, salt, cream of tartar and Kool-AidŽ in a medium pot. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes. When mixture forms a ball in pot, remove. Knead until smooth. Put in a plastic bag and refrigerate.

Cornstarch Clay

1 cup cornstarch
2 cups salt
1 1/3 cups cold water

Put salt and 2/3 cup water in pan and bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch with 2/3 cup water and mix well. Blend 2 mixtures together and knead into clay. The dough has to be heated as it is combined to set. Makes about 3 cups. This clay can be air dried and then painted. Store unused clay in airtight container in the fridge.

No-Cook Clay Dough

3 cups flour
3 cups salt
3 tablespoons alum

Combine ingredients and slowly add water, a little at a time. Mix well with spoon. As mixture thickens, continue mixing with your hands until it has the feel of clay. If it feels too dry, add more water. If it is too sticky, add equal parts of flour and salt.

Cooked Clay Dough

1 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
4 cups water
1 cup salt
3 or 4 pounds flour
food coloring

Stir slowly and be patient with this recipe. Blend the flour and cornstarch with cold water. Add salt to the water and boil. Pour the boiling salt and water solution into the flour and cornstarch paste and cook over hot water until clear. Add the flour and coloring to the cooked solution and knead. After the clay has been in use, if too moist, add flour; if dry, add water. Keep in covered container. Wrap dough with damp cloth or towel. This dough has a very nice texture and is very popular with all age groups. May be kept 2 or 3 weeks.

Peanut Butter Dough

1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 cup instant nonfat dry milk*

Mix together until smooth. *For milk allergies, you may substitute flour for the instant nonfat dry milk. Note that some students may have peanut allergies.
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Old 10-30-2007, 01:02 PM
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Oatmeal Clay

1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup flour
1/2 cup water

Mix all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add more flour if necessary for the dough to form a lump. Have the children knead the dough on a floured surface until it is smooth. You can add food coloring to the water before mixing the dough, or divide it into balls and add the coloring after the children mix and knead it.

Your children's finished crafts can air dry overnight.

Note: Children can store the clay in the refrigerator in a ziplock bag for up to 3 days.

Cornstarch Clay 1 (Porcelain type)
Ideal for items under 3/4" thick

2 cups (500 ml or .5 liter) cornstarch
2 cups (500 ml or .5 liter) baking soda
11/4 cups (310 ml) cold water

In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and baking soda. Gradually add water until the mixture is smooth. Heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches a moist mashed-potato consistency.

Turn onto a plate, cover with a damp towel. Knead clay when cool enough to handle. Clay is now ready to shape into craft projects.
  • children can add food coloring to make different colors.
  • roll out the dough into 1cm thick (under 1/2 inch) and have children make hand prints.
  • takes a long time to air dry or dry in a warm oven (200F) but it may brown a bit.
  • clay may crack if items too thick or bulky

Cornstarch Clay 2

1/3 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup white glue

Mix completely. Add extra corn starch or glue to get a workable consistency.

Store in plastic baggie. Should last for months with no mold.
  • Projects can be air dried.
  • Try rolling out very thinly, then leave over night. In the morning use punchies to create designs before it is completely dry.
  • Dries like china.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:46 PM
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Great recipes RVM, we make the traditional dough recipe. I will try out another recipe next time.

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