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how do i make homemade playdough? what do i need to buy?

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Asked by mirit.rose at 4:13 PM on Sep. 12, 2009 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Flour, oil, salt, cream of tarter. The Cream of Tarter is really important, it keeps the dough from becoming sticky and spoiling.

    Nature's Playdough

    1 cup flour
    1/2 cup salt
    1 cup water
    2 tablespoons oil
    2 tablespoons cream of tartar
    beet, spinach, and carrot juice

    Mix flour, salt and oil, and slowly add the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff. Turn out onto wax paper and let cool. Knead the playdough with your hands until of proper consistency. Use as is, or divide into balls and add a few drops of the vegetable juices to make green, pink, and orange.

    ~ you can use food dye if you do not have the colored fruit juices. Have fun and happy sculpting!

    Answer by Nathskitten at 4:31 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • Here is a nocook playdough:

    2 cups flour
    1 cup salt
    1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    1 tablespoon food coloring
    1 cup water

    Mix the first three ingredients together in a bowl. Stir together the food coloring and water. Slowly add the tinted water to the flour mixture until a ball forms. Knead the dough until it is soft and pliable. Store in ziploc baggies or sealed containers.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:24 PM on Sep. 12, 2009

  • I had a wonderful book, "Feed Me, I'm Yours", published in the 70;s. I always find a copy when a friend becomes pregnant to give as a gift. It has wonderful recipies for meals and crafts-- Cook and no cook versions of playdough- a peanut butter version, also--

    Answer by 873hodges at 11:38 PM on Oct. 1, 2009

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