kids crafts... playdough : LUSENET : Cooking & Crafts : One Thread

please send me your recipes for play dough i will be making several batches for gifts for day care providers also anything else that is an easy kids crafting idea, does anyone have a paint recipe? I would really like the playdough recipe that takes koolaid it smells so good. you guys all have such good ideas...

-- ronda (, April 26, 2002


Wow, Ronda! Do you have ESP???? The crafting tip of the day was to be various playdough recipes! So, be sure and check out the hint of the day for lots of recipes, including the koolaide ones!

-- Karen (, April 27, 2002.


1 cup of flour

1/4 cup of salt

2 Tablespoons cream of tartare

Combine these ingredients in a medium pot. Then combine and add the following:

1 cup water

1 teaspoons food coloring, 2 good squrits

1 Tablespoon oil

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3-5 minutes, until mixture forms a ball. Remove, knead, and bag in plastic

-- Susan in MN (, April 27, 2002.

Here is some paint recipes:

Flour Paint
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cups hot water
1 1/2 cups cold water
2 tablespoons salt
Food coloring

Mix the flour, salt, and cold water in a saucepan. Beat the mixtures (with whisk or rotary beater) until smooth. Add the hot water and boil it until the mixture is thick. Beat until smooth. Add food coloring to add color. Store this in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Yogurt Paint
Plain Yogurt
Food Coloring

Mix the ingredients till you get the desired color.

Shampoo Paint
6 Tablespoons shampoo
Food Coloring

Mix shampoo with a small amount of water and beat with an electric mixer, the shampoo should become like shaving cream (if it is too thick add more water, too runny add more shampoo)

Condensed Milk Paint
1 cup condensed milk
Food coloring

Mix condensed milk with a few drops of food coloring. Let your children paint with this glossy paint.

-- Karen (, April 27, 2002.

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