Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Play Dough...Big Whoop

I know. Homemade play dough. It's been done before.

You are not impressed.

All I'm sayin' is that we made this play dough and immediately following, the clouds parted and angels began to sing.

And they were singing about play dough.


My children played with play dough for hours. HOURS. UPON HOURS.

Of course Samuel pretended to make rocks....snakes....balls....even a cute little baby Larry from Veggie Tales. You know? Regular play dough creations.

The girls however, staged a fierce competition between chefs and starred in the newest Food Network program called, "You Can't Eat It But It Shore Does Look Good!"

I think they might have a shot. Have you seen some of the stuff they make on the Food Network???

Maybe you already have a play dough recipe. Maybe not. I got this one from a mother of nine and she promised it to be the best. I sort of trust her opinion.
  • 2 1/2- 3 cups of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of alum
  • 2 cups of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • food coloring
And this stuff? We threw it all away!

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ames said...

I *love* homemade playdoh! I even love the way it smells, and anything that will occupy kids for more than 10 minutes is awesome in my book.

Overwhelmed! said...

Where do you find alum at and can the oil be olive oil or does it have to be vegetable oil? Does that matter?

I want to try this recipe! :)

Anonymous said...

Um, what is alum? I remember making play dough with my mom, but I don't remember alum.

4kids&luvit said...

Oh- I needed that recipe! Thanks! And your hill-rolling post made me laugh. The last time I did anything like that I was...well, eight. A looooong time ago:)

Crunchy Christian Mom said...

LOL, I posted about playdough last week (not for WFMW) and thought the same thing -- but you'd be surprised how many people dont' know how to make it! My recipe is REALLY similar, except I use two packets of Koolaid instead of food coloring to add scent as well as color.

Kim said...

Your kids made such cute things!!! I use a different recipe, but I love homemade play dough, too! Especially when it is still warm!

Kelly said...

Good idea! I am scared of playdough, with our house being up for sale!!
I won't ask how old you are!!

At Home Redesigns said...

Cute creations!