All kids LOVE “Play-Doh”! However, I think it is stinky, nothing against the company. But the smell on my hands after playing with it is just nauseating. That may be from a “pregnancy smell”. (all mommies out there are now having flashbacks to the smells that just made us feel sick while pregnant…lol). I found a way to make play-dough that smells great and doesn’t stain the hands.
It’s called “Play-Duh” because that’s how my little girl says it!!!
- 2 cups water
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4-1/2 cup flour set aside in separate bowl
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 packages Kool-aid unsweetened/same flavor (or similar product)
- 3 TBS oil (I prefer coconut oil)
- 2 mixing medium mixing bowls
- Spoon to mix
- Kettle/Pan to boil water
- Boil water.
- While water is boiling, mix dry ingredients together in 1 mixing bowl. Place 1/4 cup flour in extra bowl, set aside.
- Add your oil to the center of the dry ingredients then pour boiling water over the oil and flour.
- Mix together with a spoon until a ball forms. You may have to use your hands to knead it. It may be sticky. IT WILL BE WARM-HOT! I’m always cooking and doing crafts with my hands so they are used to the heat.
- If your play-dough is sticky use the flour in the extra bowl to lightly coat the play-dough. Then knead it until all the flour is no longer visible. Knead a little longer. Keep repeating the coat/knead process until the consistency is to your liking.
- Store in air tight container or in freezer/sandwich bags.
- You will yield enough dough from this recipe for 5-6 children!
I write my recipes according to how I do something after I’ve done it. If you have a KitchenAid Mixer or similar “built tough as nails” mixer, you can use it until a ball starts to form. However, you made need extra flour to add to the mix to get it just right. When I used my mixer I ended up with 3 cups flour plus the flour for kneading. I used a bowl to knead it instead of my table because I sat in a chair while watching Army Wives to relax. LOL!
This kept my kids busy for hours with children’s play fork, knives, cookie cutters, and a rolling pin!