Homemade Playdough Recipes
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 cup salt
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- Tempera paint or food coloring
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- In bowl, mix water, salt, oil, and enough tempera paint or food coloring to make a bright color.
- Gradually add flour and cornstarch until the mixture reaches the consistency of bread dough.
- Store covered.
- 1 part flour
- 1 part water
- 2 parts oatmeal
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl; mix well and knead until smooth.
- This playdough is not intended to be eaten, but it will not hurt a child who decides to taste it.
- Store covered in refrigerator.
- Your child can make this playdough without help; however, it doesn't last as long as cooked playdough.
Peanut Butter Playdough
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 6 tablespoons honey
- Nonfat dry milk or milk plus flour
- Cocoa or carob for chocolate flavor (optional)
- Edible treats for decoration
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix, adding enough dry milk or milk plus flour to reach the consistency of bread dough.
- Add cocoa or carob, if desired.
- Shape, decorate with edible treats, and eat!
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Copyright © 1999 by Patricia Kuffner. Excerpted from The Toddler's Busy Book with permission of its publisher, Meadowbrook Press.
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