8.13.2008

Adventures in Play Dough Making

I have a pioneer's spirit and love making things myself when I can.  I've tried making play dough in the past and it's always been a major flop.  Yesterday we were out of playdoh and I remembered Tish mentioning on her blog that she was off to make some play dough.  That was all the inspiration I needed to give play dough-making another shot. 

Recipe #1 was, again, a flop.  It was sticky and bread-doughy and didn't work well with playdoh toys.  Jude still had an okay time making and playing with it, but let's just say we're not making that recipe again.

    



Today, Jude was asking to make playdoh again, so I thought we could give it another shot. I wanted to try this recipe that claimed to be "the best". I was intrigued by the addition of imitation vanilla extract to the mix. I didn't have imitation vanilla, but I had imitation coconut extract. . Here's the recipe and here are some pictures of the results. It wasn't too sticky, especially once it was completely cooled down, it smelled delicious and worked well with playdoh toys.

"And for my next performance, I shall turn this lump of play dough into a swan..."


"All of the creativity has exhausted me!"

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! Have you ever tried edible play-doh? It is equal parts peanut butter, powdered milk, and honey plus enough flour to make it workable. I haven't tried it yet, but got the idea from Jon and Kate plus eight..have you heard of this show? It looked like a big hit with her kids. On second thought, I just realized that you probably haven't given Indi peanut butter yet...Oh well. Maybe something to try when she gets older! We are flying home Friday evening...wish me luck! Talk to you soon!

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  2. Oh I am so going to try this!!! (Recipe #2 I mean). :) It looks amazing!!! What a good mama you are. :)

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  3. I'm a lost cause at this type of thing. You're my hero! Sarah = )

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  4. oh i am so glad you tried it! looks like the kids had fun! i will have to check out your recipe!

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