High Fiber Fun

by sarahmfry, March 14, 2008
Interesting - today's batches of play doh are whole wheat (didn't have any white flour in the house). They turned out fine....but with added texture. Today's flavors are Tropical Punch (red) and Raspberry Reaction (blue) - We use Koolaid packets instead of food coloring and essence to add fun colors & scents. One batch is actually enough for 2 colors. Today I doubled the recipe and used one color per batch. But it would have been plenty for 4 colors.

Here's our favorite recipe
It's a very quick recipe, and I think it keeps better than purchased playdoh. We keep it in plastic kitchen containers with lids. Sliced turkey tubs are the perfect size for a batch. You can also mix the dry ingredients and keep in small baggies. Then when you need a new batch, all you have to do is boil the water and oil and mix it together right in the baggie (after cooling, of course)!

Everyday playdoh
Mix 1 cup of flour, 1/3 cup of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter in a bowl. Meanwhile, bring to boil 1 cup of water, one tablespoon of cooking oil and a few drops of food coloring. A little flavoring essence could be added, too. Pour hot mixture into flour mixture and stir. Add more four if necessary.

There's nothing like getting your hands in to a fresh, warm batch of strawberry playdoh. I'm such a kid. What I need to be doing is getting my hands into a fresh warm sink of breakfast dishes!

(Recipe taken from Kidsparkz, a wonderfully huge downloadable preschool curriculum. After downloading and printing, I put the pages in page protectors in a binder. They have lasted perfectly through the years - through many playdoh batches! Looks like the website also has a lot of free stuff - I haven't been there for awhile. Wow! The cost has gone up to 50 bucks. It certainly wasn't that expensive when I bought it. But there are still some free pages available.)

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