Thursday, August 1, 2013

Summer Camp Fun With Play Dough

Homemade Play Dough

            Who doesn't love the feel of Play Dough?  Young and old alike will have a ball with this week's Summer Camp activity as we show you just how easy it is to create Play Dough right in your own kitchen.  All the recipes can be made with items you already have on hand, are quick and easy to make and will easily keep for the future. Let's get started:

Play Dough
2 cups flour
3 tbsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt
4 tbsp oil
1/2 cup boiling water
food coloring
Mix dry ingredients together. Mix oil, food coloring and boiling water in a separate container. Stir liquid mixture until cool enough to knead. You may need to add in some extra flour if it seems a bit too sticky.  Knead until smooth. If play-dough is too dry, add more water, a little at a time. If play-dough is too crumbly, knead in a small amount of oil. Store in an airtight container.

Looking for some other fun variations? Try these:

No-Cook Play Dough
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 tbsp oil
1 and 1/2 cup water
Mix oil and food color together before adding to dry mixture. Mix until pliable. Keep in container or plastic bag.
Kool-Aid Play Dough
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 package of Kool-Aid
1 cup hot water
Combine ingredients and mix.
Gingerbread Play Dough
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tbsp. ground ginger
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup water
Mix together and knead until smooth.
Chocolate-Scented Play Dough (Non-Edible)

1 and 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup salt
1/2 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 and 1/2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup boiling water
Mix the dry ingredients. Add the oil and boiling water. Stir quickly, mixing well. When cool, mix with your hands.

  Have a fun Play Dough recipe of your own?  Let us know here at Summer Camp.

Missed any of are other Summer Camp activities or want to do your favorite one again? Here's the links to all of our Summer Camp fun:

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