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Natural Play Dough Recipes – Great for Parties

February 2, 2011 by  
Filed under Crafts

Play Dough is fun for all ages and it is also a fun activity to have at a Birthday Party. Yes you can buy Play Doh already made, but it is even more fun to let the kids create their own.  So I would like to share with your some fun Natural Play Dough Recipes that can be easily created with simple ingredients you may all ready have in your home.

Not only will the kids enjoy playing with it, but they will like the fact that they made it themselves even better. Some of the Play Dough Recipes are even edible – so they can play and eat at the same time. This is when playing with your food has a whole new meaning. This party activity can also double as a Party Favor for the kids to take home – Just place their Play Dough in a Ziplock Baggie and they can take it home for fun after the party is over. I love that !!!

Set up your Table with fun tools such as Cookie Cutters, Plastic Utensils, Toothpicks and any other items that the kids can use to shape and make designs in their Dough. Also make sure you have a disposable Tablecloth on the table and even on the floor if you are doing this activity where there is carpet.

Other Tips:

  • Make sure kids have washed their hands prior to playing
  • If Play Dough becomes to Dry you can always add in a drop of water
  • If Play Dough becomes to Sticky add in some Flour
  • Use Food Coloring to color your Doughs
  • Want Glitter – Add some in – just do not Eat
  • Store Play Dough in either an Air Tight Container or a Ziploc Baggie

Put on some Music and let the kids have lots of free play as they create their little Dough Masterpieces. You can even give out little prizes for different categories like Most Creative, Funniest, Best Play Dough Pet etc…

Now lets get down to some Play Dough Recipes !!!

Colored Play Dough Recipe

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Salt
  • 2 Tsp Cream of Tarter
  • Natural Food Coloring

Mix all ingredients in a Saucepan, Heat and Stir constantly until Ball Forms. Then Knead until Smooth. Do the same over for each different color.

Kool-Aid Play Dough Recipe

  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water with 1 Pkg of Kool-Aid any Flavor
  • 3 Tbsp Corn Oil
  • 1/2 Cup Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Alum

Mix all ingredients with Flour and Knead. If too moist you can add in more Flour. Make different colors using different flavors of Kool-Aid. This Play Dough has a yummy smell as you could imagine.

Peanut Butter Play Dough Recipe

  • 18 oz Peanut Butter
  • 6 Tbsp Honey
  • Non Fat Dry Milk
  • Cocoa for Flavor

Mix all your ingredients adding enough Dry Milk Powder to make Play Dough pliable. Let the kids have fun with this one and if they like – They can Eat it when done – Yum Yum Yum

Salt Dough Recipe (One of my Favorites)

  • Salt
  • Flour
  • Water

Mix equal amounts of Salt, Water & Flour in a mixing bowl until you get it to a Dough like Consistency. I love this Dough recipe and have used it may times in my home. What I love about it is that if you leave the Dough out it will harden up and the kids can paint it. Or you can stick your shapes into a low temp oven and do the same thing. If you want to save their molded and then painted creations be sure to spray with an Acrylic Sealer. I have made lots of Christmas Ornaments with the kids using this recipe – they love it !!!

Oatmeal Play Dough Recipe

  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 2 Cups Oatmeal
  • 1 Cup Water

Gradually add Water to your Flour and Oatmeal in a Mixing Bowl. Knead until all mixed up. This recipe will be a bit sticky, but it is a fun unique Texture the kids love.

Frosting Play Dough Recipe

  • 1 Container of Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Powdered Milk

Mix all the ingredients together in a Mixing Bowl, and knead until you get your Play Dough consistency.  When all mixed this should not be sticky. Of course the kids can eat this one too !!

Jell-O Play Dough Recipe

  • 1 3oz Pkg of Sugar Free Jell-O
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • 2 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 4 Tbsp Cream of Tarter
  • 2 Tbsp Oil

Mix all the ingredients into a sauce pan and then add in your Oil and Boiling Water. Stir continuously until Dough forms into a ball.  Remove from Heat, Cool and then Knead and Play !!!

Cinnamon Play Dough Recipe

  • 1 1/2 Cups Cinnamon
  • 1 Cup Applesauce
  • 1/3 Cup of White School Glue (Elmer’s)

Mix all ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Knead the Dough until it becomes firm and let sit for about a 1/2 hour. This Dough is also great for drying and giving off a nice Cinnamon smell too.  It may take up to 5 days to Air Dry completely depending on the humidity of the space it is drying in. This Dough makes great Ornaments for the Xmas Tree.

Candy Play Dough Recipe

  • 1/3 Cup Margarine
  • 1/3 Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp of Vanilla or Peppermint Extract
  • 1 Pound Bag of Confectioners Sugar

Mix the first four ingredients together then add in your Confectioners Sugar and knead until your Dough forms.

Coconut Play Dough Recipe

  • 1 Egg White
  • 3 Cups Sifted Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Light Cream
  • 1/8 Tsp Coconut Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Flaked Coconut

In a mixing bowl beat Egg White until stiff. Then add in your next ingredients one at a time in order listed above. Mix really well and then let sit for about 30 minutes. You can then divide and add in food coloring is desired. Now how yummy will this smell? For me very – I love Coconut.

Silly Putty Recipe (I just had to add this to the list)

  • 2 Cups White School Glue (Elmer’s)
  • 1 Cup Liquid Starch

Mix both of those ingredients together well. Set aside until dry. Store in an Air Tight Container until ready to play. I love Silly Putty – one of my favorite childhood toys.

So there you have a bunch of fun Natural Play Dough Recipes you can use at your next Birthday Party or even a day where you may be stuck in the house with the kids. Just make sure to get the kids involved with all the mixing – they love to see how it is created and they also love to get their hands into all the gooey goodness !!

If you have a Play Dough Recipe you think should be added on let me know !!!

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