Friday, February 22, 2008

Don't buy it!!! Make it!!!

The next time you feel the need to give the kiddos some playdough just make it yourself! I NEVER buy playdough;) You can even make your own and hand it out as party favors buy cutting it into chunky little shapes and putting it in little plastic gift bags.

Here are my favorite recipes:

Kool Playdough

3 cups Flour
1/2 cups salt
2 Koolaide packages
2 cups Boiling water

Mix the dry ingredients together. Add boiling water. Knead on floured board and add flour until desired consistency. This playdough will last for a long time when stored correctly.

Cooked playdough

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons cream of tarter
2 cups of water
1 tablespoons mineral oil
food coloring

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until stiff. Allow to cool, then knead.

Another fun one is what I call goop.

Part 1
1 cup room temperature water
1 cup white school glue
Food coloring

Part 2
1 1/3 cups warm water
4 tablespoons Borax laundry booster

Mix parts in separate bowls. Pour the glue mix into the borax mix and don't stir. Just kinda roll it around until it firms up. Then take it out and knead it! Makes a fun gooey kinda dough.


Mona said...

Cool, or (Kool) lol, I don't have Kool aid...would food coloring work? The kids will be thrilled.

Umm Ibrahim said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

I make the second recipe you posted(the one with cream of tartar and food colouring) - it's really good and it doesn't stain your hands. You can be really imaginative with it too... try mixing the colours if you can only get blue, red and yellow; add vanilla or rosewater to give it a pleasant perfume; add glitter to make it extra special or even sand to change the texture.

Haven't made it in a while - think I might make some for my son today insha'Allah!