Saturday, September 7, 2013

"Play Dough"

About 35 years ago, a friend gave me a recipe for homemade Play Dough.  It is wonderful stuff.  I've made it many many times through the years for our children.  Currently, some grandchildren are here with us and I was asked to make some.  The Play Dough is in the plastic bag in the picture above.  So easy and quick to make and inexpensive.  It doesn't need to stay in the fridge.  It will keep a long time, if you keep it tightly wrapped between uses.  Here is the simple recipe:

Homemade Play Dough

2.5 cups of white flour
1/2 cup salt
1 Tablespoon alum (get in the spice section at your grocery store)

Combine the flour, salt and alum.

Bring two cups of water to a boil and pour that in along with 3 Tablespoons of cooking oil and some food coloring.  Mix and knead until it's uniform.  That's it!  If you wish, you can divide it up into smaller batches and color them differently.  This makes a nice gift for a child.

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