Homemade Playdough

by on November 15, 2011

in Recipes, Thrifty Living

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Here are some recipes  for Homemade Playdoughs to use with kids who need something to do this winter.  They are also great to make for birthday gifts or stocking stuffers.

Homemade Playdough

What you need:

  • 1 c. flour
  • 1/4 c. salt
  • 2 T. cream of tarter
  • 1 pkg. unsweetened kool-aid (any smell you would enjoy)
  • Mix these ingred. together in a saucepan.  Then add in:
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 T. vegetable oil

Cook on low for 3 - 5 minutes until is comes together to form a ball.  Cool before giving it to kids.  Keeps well in a air tight storage container.

Edible Play Dough

What you need:

  • 1 c. peanut butter
  • 1 c. corn syrup (you should be able to substitute honey)
  • 1 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 c. powdered milk

Mix peanut butter, corn syrup, and powdered sugar and powdered milk together until they are of molding consistency.  Use the dough to create with and then dig in and gobble up your creations

Until next time, Julie

Julie is Merissa's mom and she's committed to living a frugal and simple lifestyle. Julie grows her own herbs in her garden and enjoys making things at home. You can now find her home remedies and ideas here at Little House Living.

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Amber December 20, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Could I use peanut oil instead?


2 sherrie May 31, 2015 at 7:07 am

love making playdough I may sound stupid but in this recipe is the T for teaspoon or tablespoon

lovely websight


3 Merissa May 31, 2015 at 8:20 am

Capital T = Tablespoon.


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