Making Winter 2013 – Playdough style

I’m joining Claire today in Making Winter 2013.

The idea being that we post once a week things that we are doing for fun to get through the winter.

On the weekend we had a Nor Easter blow through. We didn’t end up with much snow because of the blizzard like conditions and lots of drifting.

Since we couldn’t go outside to play in the snow, we set up in the kitchen to make some new play dough.

We tried salt dough, but while we were in the process I realized I didn’t have the cream of tartar called for in the recipe.

We forged ahead to see if it would work without.

We used food colouring which worked very well but made our hands turn a rainbow of colours.

The dough did turn out in the end until I put it in an air tight container to store away….. the next day we opened it up to find it had completely gone to mush.

After our flop with the salt dough, we went back to a recipe that was quick, easy and that we knew would work.

Kool-Aid Playdough
Ingredients:
 • 1 1/4 cup flour
 • 1/4 cup salt
 • 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (we use two)
 • 1 cup boiling water
 • 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
Directions:
 1.  In a bowl, mix flour, salt and
     kool-aid.
 2.  Stir in water and oil
 3.  Knead with hands for about 5 minutes.

Perfect every time!!

How are you getting through this weird winter?

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12 thoughts on “Making Winter 2013 – Playdough style

  1. Funnily enough we made playdough over here at Truly Myrtle today too – we add essences to ours too – today we had the last of the green and blue food colouring to make a mucky green colour, smelling of peppermint. Yum :) We cook ours on the hob so that it lasts for ages in an airtight container.

  2. Koolaid playdoh is always the best and so much fun! I botched the recipe once (tried mixing colors!) Saved it though by adding coffee grinds to make it look like dirt. Turned out to be a big hit :)

  3. Heavens, I don’t think we’ve had but about 4 days of winter this time! My daffodils are blooming already. We may not have had much winter, but it sure looks like a serious Mud Season. I’ve been trying to interest the roomies in crockpot cooking, or any other cooking during the day, mostly so I’ll have dinner ready for me when I get home from work. I think my record has been 3 days a week of not having to pitch a fit or go out to eat!

  4. For some reason all the tracks in the green dough remind me of crocodiles! Good activity! Like with knitting, the possibilities are endless.

  5. I remember my mom making salt dough !!!! I think the oil helps it stick to itself… seems like. I so love these glimpses into your Fairy Tale seeming life …. Irish Girl, you have such a charming life… and T is growing so fast !!!

  6. Perfect timing , I’m so glad I came to visit today ! I just threw out some playdoh yesterday with the intention of buying some more for when the grandkids are here . They all love playdoh , but mine was losing a lot of its pliability . Now Oma gets to play at making more . Thanks for the recipe 1

  7. Perfect timing , I’m so glad I came to visit today ! I just threw out some playdoh yesterday with the intention of buying some more for when the grandkids are here . They all love playdoh , but mine was losing a lot of its pliability . Now Oma gets to play at making more . Thanks for the recipe !

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