DIY Play-Dough

Today, I am excited to have my mom as a guest to share how to make homemade play-dough.  All the pictures of play-dough making in this post are courtesy of my dad.
Making Play-DoughMy mom has made this play-dough many, many times.  I made this recipe with her when I was a kid.  I haven’t played with play-dough in years so my mom recruited two adorable helpers.  This recipe requires adult participation as it involves boiling water.  This is a fun craft to help teach children to follow directions and to measure.
First, my mom and her helpers measured 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid, and 3 tablespoons oil into a large bowl.

making Play-DoughMaking Play-DoughMaking Play-DoughThey mixed the ingredients well.

Making Play-DoughMy mom–an adult–added boiling water to the mixture and mixed it until it cooled.  She kept mixing until a dough formed.

My mom’s helpers played with the play-dough on a patio table–a washable surface–and used it to make fun shapes.  They stored the play-dough in plastic storage bags.

To make about 3 cups of play-dough:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 3 Tablespoons oil
  • 2 packages of unsweetened Kool-Aid
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • An adult

Have fun!

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