Monday, August 16, 2010

Play Dough Fun!

I decided I needed to try out the play dough ahead of time, to see how it looked, how much it made, whether it did stain hands, etc. I had so much fun testing it out with my friend’s sweet little Max!


He’s a little younger than my intended audience… but just as cute and fun!






I’ve seen play dough mats on a bunch of different websites, so I decided to make my own. I only made a couple to demonstrate with Max, but I plan on eventually making some with numbers, letters, shapes, sight words, and names. I’ll laminate them after they are all printed and cut out. Then, the children will roll the play dough into little snakes, and form the words/shapes/numbers on the cards. I made them with the DJ Inkers font DJ Stitch. I couldn’t decide which font to use. I love all their cute fonts!








Mickey Mouse! Created by the super talented, Michelle!


Kool-aid Play Dough

Mix together:
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
2 pkg kool-aid (unsweetened)
2 tablespoons cream of tarter

Add:
2 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons oil

Mix 3-4 minutes or until cool enough to mix with hands.
Knead and store in an airtight container in refrigerator.


The play dough turned out great. I used fruit punch kool aid and it turned a really nice red and smelled delicious! I didn’t notice it to stain my hands, unless it did but was no darker than my actual skin color. I figured I will need to make 2 or 3 batches for the first day of school activity.

4 comments:

Abby said...

I love homemade playdoh! And DJinkers too!!!

ava said...

Not sure smelling delicious is a good thing for Play Doh!

Janae said...

Very true, Ava, but one taste of this extremely salty play dough will put a stop to that! Little Max tasted it and spit it right out! I've also seen more edible recipes that might be fun to try sometime.

Mrs. Ray said...

I love this playdough! I want to recipe! Would you mind to put it onto my site? I'd love to share it! I'm going to add it to my spelling center so my kids can practice! You are brilliant!
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