Monday, December 10, 2007

more playdoh recipes

OAT PLAY DOH: (textured!)




Note: This play doh is for tactile stimulation. Young children love it. It has a rough texture and is great for exercising hand muscles. You should use this dough the same day you make it, as it will get moldy within a day or two.





2 cups water

1 cup oatmeal

1 cup flour

cinnamon (optional)





Heat water until boiling. Combine boiling water and oatmeal in mixing bowl. Add enough flour to make it dough. Add cinnamon for smell if desired.





EASY SALT DOUGH:





1 1/2 cups flour



3/4 cup salt



3/4 cup water



Mix all ingredients in a bowl, add more water if needed. Knead into soft ball of dough. Have fun playing with it.





FUN CLAY:





1 cup cornstarch



2 cups salt



1 1/3 cups cold water


paint



Put salt and 2/3 cup water in a pot and bring to a boil. Mix cornstarch and remaining 2/3 cup water in separate bowl and stir well. Add salt mixture to cornstarch mixture in bowl. Knead dough. Model or mold dough and let it dry for several hours. Paint when dry if desired. Keep unused clay in airtight container or Ziploc in refrigerator.




BASIC ART DOUGH:




4 cups flour



1 cup iodized salt



1 3/4 cups warm water




Mix all ingredients in bowl. Knead dough for 10 minutes. Model as with any clay. Bake sculptures at 300 degrees until hard. Let air dry for a few days.




MODELING CLAY:





1 box baking soda (16 oz.)



1 cup cornstarch


1 1/4 cups cold water



food coloring, if desired


microwave



In a large mixing bowl, combine baking soda and cornstarch. In a two cup measuring cup, combine water and food coloring. Pour colored water over baking soda mixture. Stir until smooth. Microwave on high for 4 to 8 minutes, stirring after every minute until mixture is firm. Cover with a damp towel until cool. Knead until smooth. Store in airtight containers or Ziploc bags.





SHAMPOO DOUGH:





3/4 cup flour



1/3 cup white glue



1/4 cup thick shampoo



Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Knead dough. Add more flour as needed for right consistency. Model or roll and cut as desired. Let air dry. Paint as desired.




Warning: Could be toxic if ingested




PLAY CLAY:





1 cup baking soda


1/2 cup cornstarch



2/3 cup warm water



food coloring or poster paints



shellac or clear nail polish




Mix baking soda and cornstarch in saucepan. Add water and stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat, boil and stir until "mashed potato consistency". Pour onto board to cool. Knead when cool. For color, knead food coloring into clay (after cooled) until blended, or paint after finished molding. When your shapes are dry, you can brush with shellac or clear nail polish.



Notes:




hardens quickly



will store in airtight container for several weeks




PLAY CLAY (WITHOUT FLOUR):




1 cup baking soda



1/2 cup cornstarch



2/3 cup warm water



food coloring or poster paints



shellac or clear nail polish





Mix baking soda and cornstarch in pot. Add water and stir until smooth. Cook over medium heat, boil and stir until "mashed potato consistency". Pour onto board to cool. Knead when cool. For color, knead food coloring into clay (after cooled) until blended, or paint after finished molding. When your shapes are dry, you can brush with shellac or clear nail polish.




Notes:



hardens quickly


will store in airtight container for several weeks



CORNSTARCH DOUGH:




1/2 cup salt



1/2 cup hot water



1/2 cup cold water



1/2 cup cornstarch



Mix salt and hot water and boil in pot. Stir cold water and cornstarch in a separate bowl. Add cornstarch mixture to boiling water and stir. Cook over low heat, stirring until "pie dough consistency". Remove from heat and place dough on board. When cool, knead dough until smooth. Have fun playing!




Notes:


texture is grainy

hardens in 1-2 days

dough will be white



to speed dry, put in 200 degree oven for 1 hour


will keep for a long time if stored in a container

SNOW PLAY DOH:


1 cup Ivory Snow laundry detergent


2 cups warm water


food coloring


electric hand mixer or egg beater


Add food coloring to warm water, then add to laundry detergent. Mix well with beater until fluffy. Use just like regular play doh.


Warning: Could be toxic if ingested

SCENTED PLAY DOH: (smells awesome and the kids LOVE IT!)


1 package of sugar free gelatin; .3 oz size (use any flavor you want, as the dough will have that scent when done; I believe you can replace the gelatin with a Kool-Aid packet instead for even more scented varieties!)


2 cups flour


1 cup salt


4 tablespoons cream of tartar


2 cups boiling water


2 tablespoons cooking oil


Mix dry ingredients together in pot, add the boiling water and cooking oil. Stir over medium heat until it forms a ball. Let it cool. Keep in air tight container in refrigerator when not playing with it.

CHOCOLATE SCENTED PLAYDOH:


1 1/4 cups flour


1/2 cup cocoa powder


1/2 cup salt


1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar


1/2 tablespoon cooking oil


1 cup boiling water.


Mix flour, cocoa powder, salt, and cream of tartar together. Add cooking oil and boiling water to mixture. Stir quickly and mix well. Cook over low heat until dough forms a ball. When cool, mix with your hands. Store in airtight container.



Note: It smells good enough to eat, but tastes awful! Is NOT EDIBLE.

MICROWAVE PLAY DOH: (scented, if use Kool Aid)


6 tablespoons cream of tartar


3 cups plain flour


4 tablespoons cooking oil


1/2 cup salt


3 cups water


food coloring/powder paint/or Kool Aid packet


Combine all ingredients in microwave proof dish and beat until smooth. Cover with cling wrap and microwave on high for 7 minutes, stirring half way through cooking. If the mixture is still gooey, microwave for another minute.

(Since all microwaves are different, be sure to watch the dough while cooking). Cool and store in airtight container in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

John said...

I need clay to make without need of heat and flour!