Strawberry Cake Playdough (non-edible)

Materials Needed:
Strawberry Cake Mix (1 package)
1 1/2 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups flour
3 cups water
6 TBS oil

Directions:
1. Mix the dry ingredients.
2. Add the oil and water.
3. Stir quickly, mixing well over Medium heat.
4. Once the dough starts making stiff peaks remove from heat and let cool.
5. Knead until smooth.

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I wish there was smell-o-vision right now. This is the best smelling playdough ever. It really does smell like strawberry cake or maybe strawberry ice cream. It smells incredible… but it does not taste so good so best not to eat this one.

Have your ingredients ready to go


Mix your dry ingredients first


Once mixed you can add your wet ingredients

We made vanilla and chocolate playdough to go along with our strawberry

They work really well together

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Lemon Poppyseed Playdough (non-edible)

Materials Needed:
Lemon Poppyseed Muffin Mix (1 package)
1 1/2 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups flour
3 cups water
6 TBS oil

Directions:
1. Mix the dry ingredients.
2. Add the oil and water.
3. Stir quickly, mixing well over Medium heat.
4. Once the dough starts making stiff peaks remove from heat and let cool.
5. Knead until smooth.

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Cooked Playdough- Most Popular **

This is the play dough that everyone is used to playing with. It is most like the Playdoh you buy at the store.

Materials Needed:
1 cup water
1 cup Flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbs oil (vegetable, canola, or baby oil)
Food coloring

Directions:
1. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl
2. Add water and oil and food coloring or variation (koolaid, extract, etc)
3. Cook over medium heat or in an electric skillet until it congeals.
4. Remove from heat and put on wax paper.
5. It will be hot! Knead when it is cool.
6. After it is cooled keep it in an airtight container. This dough keeps well and does not crumble.

Variations: There are so many amazing variations these are just a few add as you see fit

1. Add kool-aid instead of food coloring for scent and color- you can make strawberry dough this way, or lemon, orange, really each kool-aid will give you a different scent and color!(Add the koolaid during step 1 to the dry ingredients and follow directions above, if you are making the playdough with kids let them guess what will happen when you add the water, its always exciting when it suddenly turns a bright color when water is added)

2. Add an extract with food coloring like vanilla,maple etc.(add at step two)

3. Starry Night Dough- add dark food coloring and glitter (add dark food coloring during step two and knead the glitter in after the playdough has cooled)

4.Natural Color Dough- Use beet, spinach, and carrot juice to color the dough. Choose just one veggie juice or divide into balls and add a few drops of the vegetable juices to make green (spinach), pink(beet), and orange(carrot).

5. Soap Dough- Add 1 tbs liquid hand soap for scent to the dough (Knead soap in after recipe is complete)

6. Gingerbread Dough- Add 2 tablespoons Cinnamon 2 tablespoons Allspice 2 tablespoons Nutmeg and 2 tablespoons Ginger add an additional 1 teaspoon oil to help with texture (add dry ingredients during step one and the extra oil during step two)

7. Chocolate Dough- Add a 1/4 cup cocoa powder (add at step one with dry ingredients)

8. Glow in the Dark- Add Glow in the dark paint instead of food coloring (add during step two)

9. Make Neon Colored Dough use Neon Acrylic paint at step 2 to add a fun neon color to your dough
10. Add a cake, bread or muffin mix for color and fantastic scent-
Any cake, bread, or Muffin Mix (1 package)
1 1/2 cups salt
6 tsp cream of tartar
2 cups flour
3 cups water
6 TBS oil
Follow DIRECTIONS above

If you are making for a class full of students I used to make this recipe times 5 or6 for my class. If I am making for my kids I usually do this recipe times 2 or 3

These pictures are in reverse so above is the finished dough
Here the playdough is almost done (more solid) you can see where it is cooked and where it is still runny
Just put in the pan it is a liquid at this point
Before cooking it is a liquid kind of like pancake batter
adding water and oil
mixing in the koolaid
Adding kool-aid to the dry ingredients

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Soapy Stretchy Playdough

Ingredients Needed:
4 Tbs Salt
½ cup liquid starch
1 cup liquid soap ( Dawn or Palmolive)
1/8 cup water
1 Tbs glue (for step 1)
2 cups cornmeal (for step 1)
½ cup glue (for step 2)
1 ½ cups cornmeal ( for step 2)

Directions:
1. Mix all ingredients for Step 1 together (First Six Ingredients)
2. Mix in ingredients from step 2 (extra glue and cornmeal)

***Will leave a residue on hands after playing but washes very clean at sink***

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Soap Playdough

Directions:

2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Salt
2 teaspoons Liquid Tempera Paint
1 tablespoon Liquid Soap
3/4 cup Water
Measuring Cups and Spoons
Mixing Bowl
Plastic zippered storage bag

Directions:
1. Mix flour, salt, paint, and liquid soap together in a mixing bowl.
2. Add water to the dough until the dough is stiff, but not sticky.
3 Knead the dough to work all the ingredients together.
4. Play and create!
5. When you are done playing with the Soapy Dough, store it in a plastic bag. When the dough begins to dry out, it’s time to make a new batch!

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