Friday, May 2, 2008

Fun-Filled Friday: Fun Recipes

Here are some recipes that I have on file. Hope you enjoy them.

Homemade Playdough Recipe #1

3 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of salt
3 cups of water
2 Tbsp of vegetable oil
1 Tbsp cream of tartar
food coloring or 1 package of unsweetened Kool-Aid

1) Mix all ingredients in large saucepan over medium heat until dough comes away from the edge. Remove from heat.
2) Knead 3-4 times and store in an air tight container.

Homemade Playdough Recipe #2

1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food coloring of choice

1) Mix all the ingredients, adding the food coloring last.
2) Stir over medium heat until play dough has a smooth consistency. Remove play dough from the pan and allow to cool for a few minutes (we always put ours on an empty desk in the room away from the children).
3) Knead until smooth. After it has cooled, place it in a plastic bag or airtight container to keep it soft.

Edible Peanut Butter Playdough

2 cups peanut butter
6 tablespoons honey
nonfat dry milk or milk plus flour
cocoa or carob for chocolate flavor (optional)
edible treats for decoration

1) Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix, adding enough dry milk or milk plus flour to reach the consistency of bread dough.
2) Add cocoa or carob, if desired.
3) Shape, decorate with edible treat, and eat!

Edible Frosting Playdough

1 can frosting mix
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter

Mix together until it reaches your wanted consistency.


1 1/2 cups corn starch
1 cup water
green food coloring (few drops)

Mix the ingredients together and allow children to play with the mixture. When pushed together, the mixture will appear dry and solid; as children let go of the mixture, it flows like smooth liquid.

I have another recipe for Oobleck here.

1 comment:

Melissa Markham said...

I am going to have to try the peanut butter playdough. Sounds very yummy:) I might like playing with that:)