December 30, 2008

Smelly Good Homemade Play Dough

I found this recipe at the MotherLoad for Fruity Play Dough.

Here is why I love this so much:

-Takes just minutes to make.
-I had all the ingredients on hand.
-Frugal craft for the kids: I'm guessing that a batch would cost maybe 25 cents with your biggest expense being the Kool-Aid.
-It smells so good!

-and the kids will love to help too!

Fruity Play Dough

1 cup flour
1 package Kool-Aid (cherry flavor is pictured here)
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil (I used corn oil and it turned out great)
1/4 cup salt
3/4 cup boiling water

Mix all dry ingredients in bowl then oil, then pour boiling water in and mix thoroughly. Wrap in cellophane or air tight container and store in fridge.


Nancy said...

When our girls were young, we made this multiple times. It was always a hit. Now we make it for birthday gifts for the little people in our lives and include cookie cutters (similar to the post Amy had up today).

MyKidsMom said...

I LOVE homemade playdough, and this recipe in particular. It smells good enough to eat:)

Just had to stop by when I saw the title to your blog. My eldest has a very similar name (only off by one letter) and so it perked my curiosity. Definitely one of the best things about blogging is that it keeps track of all the things going on in our lives, much better than my memory can keep up with. I love looking back at all the fun times we've had.