Wednesday, March 7, 2012

NON EDIBLES: Standard Playdough and Smelly Playdough

These are just a couple more of the non-edible recipes that are often requested.  I had a friend ask just this morning, so I thought I'd post it just to have it handy for anyone who wants.
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
2 cups water with 1/2-1 teaspoon of food coloring in it
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Mix all wet ingredients in one container and mix all dry ingredients in a saucepan. Then stir the wet ingredients into the dry.  Cook it slowly over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.  You'll see it start to come together and get a bit darker.  Take it off just before all of it goes dark and just let it sit and finish cooking. It will be "globby" and salty, but let it cool for about 10 minutes and then knead it to soften it up.  It comes together nicely as you work it.  Keeps for a long time in a ziplock or tupperware.
You can also add 1 tablespoon of glitter if you like to the dry ingredients.  I have also added vanilla, orange, peppermint or almond extract to the water/oil for scented playdoughs.
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1-2 packages dry kool-aid mix (the little packages)
4 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup water
Mix all dry ingredients together well, then add the wet to the dry.  (Don't cook this one.) Stir and knead until firm and ready to use.  You may need a floured surface to knead this one.  Store in an airtight container.
This one smells great for a birthday party or sleepover, but only lasts a couple days before going bad. 

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