Looking for a PlayDough Recipe for my son

steffpeck

Songster
12 Years
Mar 25, 2007
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Does anyone have a favorite play dough recipe they could share. I would love to make some for my little guy. Thanks!!
 

PineBurrowPeeps

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May 17, 2008
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Here ya go! I make it all time!

Salt Dough—fun for all ages!
Note: there are many variations on this simple recipe. Our advice is to experiment until you get exactly what you want.

Ingredients
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1-1/2 cups hot water (from tap)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil (optional)

Mix the salt and flour together, then gradually add the water until the dough becomes elastic. (Some recipes call for 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil at this point.) If your mixture turns out too sticky, simply add more flour. If it turns out too crumbly, simply add more water. Knead the dough until it’s a good consistency—then get out rolling pins, cups, bowls, straws, cookie cutters, plastic utensils, and let the fun begin!

If you want colored dough, mix food coloring, powdered drink mix, or paint into the water before adding it to the dry ingredients. Or you can paint your creations after baking them at 200 degrees. Baking times will vary depending on the size and thickness of the object, but make sure that all of it is hard. If the dough starts to darken before cooking is complete, cover with aluminum foil. Painted keepsakes will need to be sealed on all sides with clear varnish or polyurethane spray.

You can store your salt dough in a sealed container in the refrigerator, but usually not more than a couple of days.
 

thechickenchick

Born city, Living country
11 Years
Mar 8, 2008
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I have an edible one made from peanut butter. I will look for it and post it shortly. My Mom used it when I was kid and we loved, so did my son when he was little.
 

thechickenchick

Born city, Living country
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PEANUT BUTTER PLAYDOUGH

18 oz jar creamy peanut butter
6 tbsp honey
Enough dry milk powder so its not too sticky to handle and easier to shape. You can use flour instead, but it doesn't blend as well. Shape, decorate with pretzel sticks, raisins, chocolate chips.... and eat!
 

Katy

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Jun 29, 2007
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Here's the one I used to make for my kids and now make for the grandkids.

1 c all-purpose flour
1/2 c. salt
1 c. water
1 T. vegetable oil
1 T. alum

Place all ingredients into saucepan and mix well by hand. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until it forms a ball. Remove from heat and place dough on waxed paper. Let stand until it is cool. Color with food coloring if desired. I usually just make one color at a time and add the food coloring to the water...it's easier than kneading it in later.
 

kees

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Feb 5, 2008
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I use the same recipe as PineBurrowPeeps. It's great because it's inexpensive, easy to make, and great for large groups of children. Think parties!

Suzy

 

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