Saturday, July 30, 2011

Homemade Scented Playdough

Homemade Scented Playdough recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
We've been making our own playdough for a while now and I like everything about it. This is not your typical playdough. It smells great, the texture is very smooth and cleanup is a breeze. Best of all, it is beyond easy to make.  My sister requested that I post the directions for making the playdough and I thought, why not?

I realize this is a food blog, but humor me for a moment. Does it count as a recipe if it is a list of food ingredients? I'll be back later today with a recipe for something you might actually want to eat.
(printable recipe)

1 1/2 cups of flour
1/4 cup salt
.13 oz package of Koolaid, this provides the scent and the color
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, any oil will work
1 cup boiling water

Combine the dry ingredients and then add the wet. Stir with a spoon until it cools enough for you to knead. Knead the dough until it is smooth. If the dough is too wet, sprinkle in more flour a tablespoon at a time. I've listed above the exact measurements that I use most of the time. However, I've found that if it is a humid day it might require extra flour. I've added as much as an additional 1/3 cup of flour on occasion. Store the playdough in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Homemade Scented Playdough recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

*Tip for easy cleanup: Give each child a large baking sheet to use underneath his dough while he is playing.

9 comments:

  1. I used to do that a lot with the kids after I decided I really didn't like the smell of Playdoh. We also used to mix glue and Borax and another big hit was the cornstarch mixed with water. Tactile things are so much fun for the kids! Ok, and adults, too!

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  2. This sounds like a ton of fun, first crayons.. Next stop Playdoh!!!

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  3. If only my kids weren't 16 and 13,they would have loved this when they were little. Maybe I should have some friends' little ones over for this. It's so awesome! :)

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  4. I can remember making this exact recipe with my mom.

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  5. When my son was little, I bough him play dough, I have never thought of making it at home. If only I have grandkids, I will definitely make this and play with them. Yes, I consider this a recipe:D

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  6. Kool-Aid in playdough - who knew? I like the cookie sheet idea...playdough inevitably makes its way to the floor in my house so that's a great solution.

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  7. I love the Kool-Aid idea! I'll have to give this a try instead of buying play-doh.

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  8. Hi! I discovered your blog through Sheila's Elements blog :) Thanks for sharing your play doh recipe and Kool Aid is such a great idea! This ought to keep my kids busy, both in making the play doh and then playing with it afterwards :)

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  9. As I browse this is one of my favorites! The boys are in the shot. love

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