Home Made Play Dough

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Registered: 04-21-2008
Home Made Play Dough
Tue, 07-14-2009 - 1:01pm

This sounds like a fun, summer activity!


No Fuss Play Dough

1 cup cold water
1 cup salt
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 cups flour
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Food coloring

In a large bowl, mix together water, salt, oil and a few drops of food coloring. Mix flour and cornstarch and add 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly (you may need a little more or a little less than 2 cups flour so make sure you stir in until it is the right consistency). Knead for a few minutes with flour on your hands.

Oatmeal Play Dough

1 cup flour
1 cup water
2 cups oatmeal

Mix everything together in a large bowl. Then knead for a few minutes. This play dough has a nice lumpy texture.

Smelly Tip: For nice smelling play dough, add a few drops of vanilla extract, almond extract, or peppermint extract to any of these play dough recipes.


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Registered: 09-12-2008
Tue, 07-14-2009 - 6:18pm

Very nice. I think we are going to try the oatmeal one. I think the texture of that one would be great for Gabe.

Thanks for posting this.

Jessie mommy to Gabe(4.4 years ASD/CAS/SID)and baby Zane




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