What a wonderful recipe! It was soooo easy to put together and the smell (we used strawberry unsweetened kool-aid) was wonderful. The recipe is something that you could easily throw together when children come to visit (and my oldest could actually make the recipe herself). While the texture is very similiar to playdough, I actually liked it much better as it was smooth and elastic. My 5 year old even made a comment that it didn't stick to her fingers like playdough (and when it did you just took a little ball of dough to pick up the pieces). This recipe is a keeper for the kids!!
This recipe was soooo easy and soooo fun. We went wild, making several different colors. The smell was great. I found that the dough was sticky until it cooled a little. I just mixed the water in the best I could, let it cool a little and then mixed more until I could knead it. I didn't want to give the finished project over to the kids to play with because I wanted to keep playing with it.
I have another recipe for play dough which I also posted but this one is much easier and quicker to make. The only difference is that this one has to be refrigerated and the other doesn't. Great to have for a quick entertainment for the kiddos. Thanks!
I've been looking for a play dough recipe for a long time. My nieces will love it. Thank you. Tina
wow! i have bad memories of cruddy homemade play dough from when i was a kid -- the texture was always grainy and gritty and the colour was never great. i made this for my boys today and it was fantastic! i made 3 batches in less than 15 minutes, and the texture is great and the colours are too. when i used the full cup of water it was a touch too sticky, so i found about 7/8 c. water worked better for us. also, i used sugarfree koolaid (it was all we had, and i'm way too lazy today to pack up all the kids to go to the store!). i think the smell would have been stronger with regular koolaid, but this was still good. with 3 little people in our house i'm sure i will make this over and over again!
Mixed in my new Kitchen Aid for a mess free treat for my daughter. She loves it.
easy to make, good feel in the hand, would recommend this recipe and will make it again!
I stopped making play dough at home ten years ago, because I always burned it and it always ruined my pot. This recipe is fantastic! I love the smell of it. The texture is fabulous. I followed the recipe, but mine was sticky, so I kneaded in more flour until it was the right texture. Perfection!
Great recipe! I used 1 1/2 cups of flour so that it wasn't so sticky and kneaded it in by hand. I was out of vegetable oil, so I subbed 1 Tb of melted butter instead. It worked very well, and my 20 month old son just loves it! Thanks!
After reading the reviews, I made seven batches. What I found was: measuring the water before boiling it, adding most of the water and then a little more as needed, and being generous with the cream of tartar all helped to make this a very smooth dough. The last batch used the last of my cream of tartar and I was a little short. That batch really had to be worked to tone down the moisture. The Wyler's drink mix was much cheaper and the colors were true to the package. Bright blue, however, required a lot of food coloring. The exception was the Kool Aid strawberry, which made the dough more red than the Wyler's. Sunday school is going to be a lot of fun tomorrow; thank you for posting this, Anna!