Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Works for Me: Homemade Scented Play Dough

This is a play dough recipe I made for my Sunday School class. They loved it. Even my daughter likes it.

Scented Play Dough- Not Edible

1 cup four
1 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 to 2 Tablespoons oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
a few drops of food coloring
a few flavoring drops (for scent) such as lemon or peppermint extract. Do not use extract with color, such as vanilla.
You may also use one small pack of Kool Aid instead. Cherry and Grape work well.
Try to match the play dough coloring you choose with the scent you add.


Place all ingredients in a saucepan on low heat. Stir the mixture until it forms a moist, gloppy ball. Do not let it burn. Remove from pan. (You can gently scrape it from the pan with a spatula.)
Cool, then knead until it forms a ball and leaves your hands clean. Store in an airtight container.

The peppermint smelled wonderful!! Have fun.


Susanne said...

These are fun playdoughs. The Kool Aid one adds color too!

Nancy said...

I probably shouldn't ask, but wouldn't this be totally edible. I don't imply it would taste good, but all the ingredients are food grade, right?

Melanie said...

If my kid ate it, I wouldn't freak, but I really am not sure. So I put "not edible" just to be safe for the Internets out there. ;>)

Life In Progress said...

That sounds like a lot of fun. We are Play-Doh-a-holics around here, so we'll have to try this soon. Thanks!