Here was our first experience with making our own Homemade Play Dough. I got the basic dough recipe almost 10 years ago in a book of recipes given to me by a friend on my wedding day. I am so ashamed to say that it took me almost 10 years to try it out!
For our Cherry Vanilla play dough recipe we used:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
2 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons oil
1 pack of cherry Kool-aid
1 teaspoon vanilla
Start by combining the flour, salt, and Cream of Tartar in a large saucepan.
Mix 1 packet of cherry Kool-aid (or any generic) into 1 cup of warm water.
Stir the water with Kool-aid, oil, and vanilla into the flour mixture.
It will look something like this... But as you continue to stir constantly over medium heat, a ball will form. Remove the pan from heat and let cool before turning onto a work surface to knead for the kids. I let mine cool for about 10 minutes and then let the kids each have a piece to work with. It was still warm, but the kids were able to mash it up with no problems! And, they just LOVED the smell! My 3-year-old couldn't stop sniffing it as he was playing!
Since then, we have experimented with grape, and tropical punch Kool-aid, both with great results. I have another new one to try this week and I'm hoping it's as big a hit as the others have been. I'm so excited to add a whole new dimension to our play dough fun with new scents and textures.
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