Henry is on a huge layDoh kick lately.
He wanted to play with PlayDoh.
Grandma’s PlayDoh had gotten kind of hard and crumbly.
So we set off to make our own.
I’ve seen many of you guys doing this.
I, honestly, thought it would be way too much work and didn’t want to bother with it.
[I’ve made PlayDoh before, but I was a child…]
We dug out an old recipe out of an old church cookbook.
My mom submitted the recipe long ago.
[The recipe we used is at the end of this post.]
It took only a few minutes to make.
With the exception of Alum,
everything is something I would have on hand.
[Luckily, my mom did, probably leftover from long ago when we last made PlayDoh]
Granted, Henry didn’t get in on making the PlayDoh.
But he did enjoy the outcome.
This Homemade PlayDoh is so soft and pliable,
Henry was able to do so much more with it compared to the store bought stuff.
The first thing he tried:
His tractors and machinery.
[what else would it be?]
The tracks made by the chisel were very distinguished.
[With the store bought PlayDoh, this would have been nearly impossible!]
Then my Mom started handing him some kitchen utensils.
A ‘slotted’ spoon:
The slots made a flower when Henry pressed it into the PlayDoh.
A wiskmade lots of lines when Henry rolled it:
A flipper (spatula) made fun for turning the PlayDoh over and over:
Other tools Henry tried?
A regular spatula, a fingernail brush, and some mardi gras beads!
They all left their own individual marks.
1 cup water
1 cup flour
1 Tbsp oil
1 Tbsp alum
1/2 cup salt
Mix all dry ingredients together in sauce pan. Add oil and water. Cook over medium heat, stir constantly, until it reaches the consistency of mashed potatoes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and food coloring. Store in an air tight container.
Here are some other variations for PlayDoh:
A Playdoh Recipe using Cream of Tartar by A Bit of This and A Bit of That
Chocolate PlayDoh used by Chasing Cheerios
Gluten-Free PlayDoh found at No Time For FlashCards
Kool-Aid PlayDoh by Meet The Dubiens
Lots of variations of Regular and Salt PlayDoh are found at The Imagination Tree