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Tracy F.
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Weekly Healthy Living Series (Week 10) - Playdough & Playdough Alternatives

Tracy F. 6 years ago

This week's post is all about Playdough.   Below are some fun Playdough "recipes" that cover everything from the traditional to the green version to the edible!   We hope you enjoy these with your kids. 

A traditional Playdough Recipe:

1 cup flour
1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon powdered alum
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoons vanilla
food coloring

Mix all dry ingredients. Add oil and water. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until reaching the consistency of mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and add vanilla and food coloring. Divide into balls and work in color by kneading the playdough.


"Green" Playdough (no food coloring required)

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons cream of tartar
beet, spinach, and carrot juice for color instead of food coloring

Mix flour, salt and oil, and slowly add the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff. Turn out onto wax paper and let cool. Knead the playdough with your hands until of proper consistency. Use as is, or divide into balls and add a few drops of the vegetable juices to make green, pink, and orange.

Edible Playdough

1 cup peanut butter
1 cup powdered milk
1 cup honey
1 cup oatmeal

Mix together and play. This playdough is sticky, but fun to have a different texture.

Krystle V.
Krystle V. 6 years ago

love this thanks! I was using playdough from the store the other day and it was stinging my dry hands-scared to know what it was made of!