How can I make playdough?

Jenni - posted on 05/01/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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I am looking for a really easy perferrably no cook recipe for playdough. I've been looking online but I don't know which ones have worked the best. I made one last night with 1 c. flour, 1/2 c. salt and 1/2 c. warm water, the salt left on our hands was gross, we tried it out again this morning, same result. Any ideas???

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Sara - posted on 05/02/2011

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I would like to second the one that Jennifer posted. Just make sure you use Koolaid without sugar added, if there is sugar it makes it sticky. Also I have tried this recipe with liquid food coloring, dont do it! It is a horrible sticky mess.

Jennifer - posted on 05/01/2011

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Here's the one I always use.

21/2 c flour
2pkg kool-aid
1/2c salt
2c boiling water
3Tbs vegetable oil
mix flour, kool-aid, and salt. Add water, then oil. mix until cool enough to knead. Knead until no longer sticky.

It usually takes me about another 1/2c of flour while kneading for it to not be sticky. The kool-aid makes it smell really good!

Karen - posted on 05/01/2011

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i have two recipies that i can remember right off, one is no cook and one is a cook (i LOVE the cooked one, it's wonderful and stays fresh and soft for a long time in a covered container)
Non cook Cloud dough :
1/2c water (additional may be needed when mixing, begin with the 1/2c and add a tiny amount at a time extra if needed)
1/2c cooking oil
2c flour
2c salt
food coloring
peppermint oil (optional)

Mix the oil, flour and salt together. Add a few drops of color to the water then gradually add the water to the mixture. The extra water may be needed to help bind the dough properly. Add a few drops of peppermint if desiered and then knead mixture until smooth and pliable.


Cooked Cornstarch Dough

1/2c water
1c baking soda
1/2c cornstarch

Mix all ingrediants in saucepan. Cook over low heat stirring with a wooden spoon until mixture becomes thick (turns almost jelly like in consistency). Remove from heat and let cool. Once cooled add food coloring if you want and knead until smooth. Dough can be air dried to paint or you can save it in an airtight container in the fridge for repeat use.

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