Kids Craft: Homemade Playdough Recipes

Play Dough Homemade Recipes Although the smell of the commercial Play-Doh takes us all back to childhood days, you can have fun making your own!  Enjoy these fast, inexpensive and great recipes and share your playdough creations with friends.

Thank you to Springfield Moms reader Leigh Milward for sharing this great recipe:

  • Basic Recipe for Homemade Play Dough The KoolAid mix provides color and scent to the dough.  Make a rainbow of colors and share with your friends. 3 cups flour, ½ cup salt, 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar, 2 packages unsweetened KoolAid, 2 cups boiling water, 3 Tablespoons cooking oil.  Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Add oil and boiling water and stir quickly. Knead dough by hand when cool enough. Let cool thoroughly before storing. Store at room temperature in a Ziploc bag to keep it soft.

Thank you to Springfield Moms reader Beth Waldman for sharing these recipes:

  • Pumpkin Pie Play Dough 5 ½ cups flour, 2 cups salt, 8 teaspoons cream of tartar, ¾ cup oil, 1 container ( 1 1/12 ounces) pumpkin pie spice (1 small jar), Orange food coloring (2 parts yellow, 1 part red), 4 cups water.  Mix all ingredients together in heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat and stir until lumps disappear and mixture pulls away from the sides of the pan. Form into a ball, place on waxed paper. Knead the dough until it is smooth. Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.
  • Peppermint Play Dough 2 cups water, 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 4 teaspoons cream of tartar, 4 tablespoons oil, 4 tablespoons peppermint extract. Optional: sprinkle some glitter in for sparkle & add green food coloring to tint. Mix all ingredients together in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan. Form dough into a ball, place on waxed paper and cool. Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag.

Homemade Play DoughPhotos from Jamie Kaufmann and Mandy Maple

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