Friday, April 28, 2006

play dough

Clearly I'm feeling crafty this week : ) First it was cornstarch sidewalk paint, today it was kool-aid play dough.

My boys love to play with clay, etc., but I can't stand the smell of commercial play-doh, and I really dislike the mess when it seems to explode into a million pieces.

They wanted to play with play-doh today, so I whipped a batch of this. They are happy ;) and the only thing I should have done is remembered to wear gloves since my hands are now red from the cherry kool-aid. LOL!

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 small packet unsweetened drink mix (Kool-aid or generic)
3 Tbsp. oil
1 cup boiling water

Combine dry ingredients. Add oil. Add boiling water. Stir well. Knead ingredients until soft dough forms. Store dough in air tight container or zip-lock bag. This dough is non-edible (harmless, but tastes awful); however, it smells great.

In the past, I've also made the dough with vanilla extract, almond extract, 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup cocoa, peppermint extract, lavendar oil . . . the list goes on & on.

I plan on making some for my friend's baby shower next weekend. One of the games I have planned is making a baby from a hunk of play dough . . . . and this will be much nicer than buying a few cans of the smelly kind.

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