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Monday, July 22, 2013

Make the Magic Part 2

Playdough recipes can be found online by the dozens. I'm listing a few variations of playdough and other fun mixes. My favorite can be found on the last post, Make the Magic.

No-Cook Play Dough
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 tbsp oil
1 and 1/2 cup water
Mix oil and food color together before adding to dry mixture. Mix until pliable. Keep in container or plastic bag.

Gingerbread Play Dough
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tbsp. ground ginger
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup water
Mix together and knead until smooth.

Chocolate-Scented Play Dough (Non-Edible)
1 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup salt
1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup boiling water
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the oil and boiling water. Stir quickly, mixing well. When cool, mix with your hands.

Nutty Putty (Edible)
3 1/2 cups peanut butter
4 cups powdered sugar
3 1/2 cups corn syrup or honey
4 cups powdered milk
chocolate chips (optional)
Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips. Divide mixture into 15-20 portions, place into plastic bags and refrigerate. Children mold dough, add chocolate chips for decorations, and eat.

Coffee Play Dough
2 cups used coffee grounds
1 and 1/2 cups cornmeal
1/2 cup salt
Mix all ingredients until pliable. Add water, flour as needed to achieve a working consistency.

Toothpaste Putty
1/2 tsp toothpaste (cream not gel)
1 tsp white glue
2 tsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp water
Mix toothpaste, glue and cornstarch. Add water until you have a lump of putty. Putty should clean dish. Wash and dry hands. Squeeze and roll putty into a ball, the more it is rolled and pulled the better it gets. Will begin to dry in 20 minutes. Just add a drop of water to soften. Will dry rock hard in 24 hours.

Oatmeal Play Dough
1 part flour
1 part water
2 parts oatmeal
Mix well and knead.

Cloud Play Dough
1 cup cornstarch
2 cups baking soda
1 and 1/2 cups water
Combine all ingredients in pan. Bring to a boil, then pour onto plate and cover with a damp cloth. Place in refrigerator for � hour then knead for 3-4 minutes.

Sand Play Dough
1/2 cup sand
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup boiling water
Mix ingredients together and knead.

For my daughter's birthday party I gave each girl pink playdough on a square of wax paper and a zip lock bag. The playdough was formed into a ball and the girls were told to find the surprises inside. Pulling the playdough apart, they found plastic jewels all throughout. They removed the jewels and then they were able to play with the playdough. As they played I labeled their zip lock backs with their names. When they finished, they wrapped their playdough in the wax paper and put it in the plastic zip lock bag along with all their jewels.

One last mix to try comes from Blog Me Mom. It's called Sudsy Goop.

Enjoy the video on how to make your own playdough, and she's adding Kool-Aid!

One last mix to try comes from Blog Me Mom. It's called Sudsy Goop. Go check it out and don't be surprised if you get carried away browsing. Great kid activities on her blog! See, she made The Teacher Table up on the right!

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