Thursday, October 22, 2009

Homemade Playdough

I recently found a GREAT recipe for homemade playdough. It was so easy to make and turned out perfect. So long, store-bought-plastic-smelling Play-Doh, we've found something better!
I added orange food coloring and pumpkin spice to give it a holiday feel. I plan on making a new themed playdough ball each month. I don't know how long it'll all keep, but so far it's as fresh as when I first made it (a few days ago).

James played with this dough much longer than the store bought kind. I think it was the smell that kept him involved.

I gave him some Halloween cookie cutters to use - he did a great job making these.

*Update: keep playdough refrigerated. I made the mistake of storing it at room temperature and it got kind of mushy.


Paul said...

These were great, James would stop playing with it!

Jen said...

Ooo I'll bet it smelled yummy! Aiden would eat it for sure.

DB said...

Great idea adding a nice smell. The Occupational Therapist reccommended playdough for K as one of the activities to strengthen his joints. I went to buy the ingredients to make some, only to find playdough brand on special & cheaper than buying the ingredients to make my own. Go figure!

Counting Coconuts said...

D - my best friend is an OT! I will totally ask her what kinds of things would be good for K!


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