Thursday, June 2, 2011

Scented Play Dough

I love fun times with the granddaughter! Play-doh is one of our favorite activities. Miss H can be incredibly creative- as I have said repeatedly. This recipe is one I have made many times for my children as they grew up and also for my pre-k class I taught for 2 years. Not only is this colorful - but it smells good too.

Kool-aid Play Dough.

1 c. flour
1T. oil - I use vegetable oil
1 pkg. of unsweetened Kool-aid (for color and scent)
1/4 c. salt
2T. cream of tartar (optional, but I prefer it)
1 c. water

Mix dry ingredients then add water and oil. Stir 3 to 5 minutes on medium heat. When mixture forms a ball in pan, remove from heat and knead on table top until smooth. The dough will be pretty hot at first, so adult hands are necessary to knead until it cools a bit. Make sure to store this in an airtight container and in the fridge keeps a longer shelf life. It has the same consistency as store bought Play-doh.

We have had many rainy days this spring and this has been played with for countless hours in hopes that summer will soon arrive.
Happy rolling and shaping.
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  1. I just made some of this recently :) I used a pack of Cherry, but I've got a lot more packets in the pantry to use next!

  2. what a fun idea:) love it!! thanks for sharing

  3. how fun! I can't wait to make this for my little girl! she will just LOVE this! Play Dough is the best! I found your blog through a link party and I LOVE it! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

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  5. What an interesting way of colouring playdoh! I've always just used food coloring! how neat!

    Hi there
    Just stopped by to let you know that I featured your stegosaurus pinata on my round tuit post this week!
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  6. Love this idea and will bookmark it for a summer project this summer. Stopping by from "The Girl Creative"

  7. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. Ooh! yum!
    I guess I'd better not eat it, huh?

    I would love if you would link it up to our Monday Playdate at:

    come & Play :: Playdate

  9. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    Come strut your stuff.

  10. Thanks so much for linking up to Bacon Time. Our first party was a big hit with over 300 links. I can't wait to see what you have for me next week. I have a special give away planned just for linkers at the party. I would love it if you would add my party button or add my link to your party linky list. Thanks again.

  11. just made this with my kids and they love it!!! thank you for the idea. r the colors more dominate with bleached flour. our yellow didn't show up at all and our pink looks like rose. kids aren't complaining.... they love the smell, I was just curious. thanks!

  12. The pink has come pink food paste (like you add to frosting - by Wilton) to make it so vivid. Sorry I forgot to clarify that in the post. But it smells like pink lemonade.

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