Monday, December 10, 2007

Fun Playdoh Recipes And More: From Playdoh To "Gak", Fingerpaints To "Glop"

Here is a great collection of play doh recipes :

Not only is making and playing with these recipes fun, but they also provide the following benefits...

development of fine motor skills

stimulates sense of touch and smell

development of finger/hand strength

development of eye-hand coordination skills

an overall wonderful and necessary sensory experience



3/4 cups flour

3/4 cup salt

3/4 to 1 cup water with preferred color food coloring

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Mix all ingredients. Knead until smooth consistency. Keep it covered and in refrigerator when not using it.


1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

2 teaspoons cream of tartar

1 cup water with preferred color food coloring

1 tablespoon oil

Mix all ingredients. Cook over medium hear until forms into a ball and becomes "translucent", not "milky". Knead dough. Store in plastic covered bowl in refrigerator when not using it.


1 1/3 cups salt

1 1/3 cups flour

1 tablespoon oil


Mix the salt, flour and oil together. Add a small amount of water at a time until you have a big ball of dough. Knead the dough on a floured surface until very smooth and elastic. If too dry, add water; if too moist, add flour to the surface. On a floured surface sculpt the dough into a snowman... to join 2 pieces of dough together, moisten both edges of dough with water and press together.

Hardening the dough:

let them air dry for at least 48 hours

OR, bake them in the oven at 325- 350 degrees on foil lined sheet, allow a 1/2 hour for each 1/2 each thickness or until surfaces turn golden brown. If the dough puffs up, turn your oven down and poke a hole in them to let the air out.

After drying, they can be painted with water colors, acrylics, enamels, or spray paints.

SAND PLAY DOH: (textured play doh!)

1 cup sand

1/2 cup cornstarch

3/4 cup water

Mix ingredients in saucepan and cook until thick. Allow to cool, knead and allow to harden enough for use. SAND MODELING DOUGH: (textured play doh!)

1 cup sand

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon Alum

3/4 cup hot water

food coloring if desired

Mix sand, cornstarch and Alum in bowl. Add hot water and stir vigorously. Add food coloring if desired. Cook over medium heat until thick. Let dough cool. Mold into desired shapes and let dry in the sun for several days. Store any leftover dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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