Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Kids Play Dough, Slime, paint--and so much more--recipes!

Chalk Paint
1 part water, one part corns starch plus a few drops of food coloring.

Smash Puffs

1 part white or clear school glue, two parts shaving cream. Mix and let dry over night. We used to review vowel sounds.

mix one part white school glue with one part water in one bowl (1/2 cup of each works well). In another bowl, mix the same quantity of Borax and water again in a 1:1 ration (half a cup of each works well, again). Mix until borax is dissolved or your slime will be grainy. Warm water works best. Add your food coloring to the water-glue mixture. Stir until blended. Pour your glue-water-color (if desired) mixture into the Borax mixture slowly using a whisk to stir in. Add glitter if desired. If  slime is left out for 10 hours uncovered, it will turn into a gak like substance that you can roll into a ball.

slime with glitter


Edible Play Dough recipe #1

1 part peanut butter to 2 parts powdered sugar

Edible play dough recipe #2 

Make another edible peanut butter play dough. Recipe: 1 3/4 cups peanut butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 3/4 cups honey, 2 cups dry milk powder

Sensory Dough
1 cup of cornstarch. 1/4 cup of hand dish soap (add small amounts at a time). Choose a yummy smelling soap because that is what your dough will smell like. The tint of the dough will also be determined by your soap's color.1 tablespoon of olive oil

Play Dough 

Basic ingredient ratios:
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar (optional for improved elasticity)

Colored sugar free drink mix or food coloring

Corn Starch dough

1 part dish soap to 2 parts cornstarch. 

Kool Aid Play Dough

Kool-Aid Playdough Materials
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Saucepan
  • Food coloring, tempera powder, or Kool-Aid powder for color
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sifted flour
  • 2 tablespoons alum
  1. Combine salt and water in saucepan and boil until salt dissolves.
  2. Remove from heat and tint with food coloring, tempera powder, or Kool-Aid.
  3. Add oil, flour, and alum.
  4. Knead until smooth.
  5. This dough will last 2 months or longer.

Bouncy Balls

1 part hot water and  1 part borax mixed. In another cup, one part white glue and cone part cornstarch with a few drops of food coloring if preferred. Slowly add borax mixture to glue-cornstarch mixture. Will harden and become more bouncy after five minutes. The shape will become permanent so roll your ball while it's soft. 

More directions for bouncy balls

Conditioner Dough
2 parts cornstarch 1 part hair conditioner 

Edible dough
1 part whipped cream 2 parts corn starch

Edible marshmallow dough
equal parts peanut butter, confectioners or powdered sugar and marshmallow fluff. No fluff? You can melt 4-5 marshmallows with peanut butter in the microwave for about 20 seconds before adding your powdered sugar.

Links to more recipes

Fossil dough

Six play dough recipes

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