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Natural Play Dough Recipes & Silly Putty and Finger Paints Too


Reblogged article: Natural Play Dough and Fun Recipescolored play dough
From naturalmoms.com

RICE FLOUR PLAY DOUGH

from the Lisa Lewis book “Special Diets for Special Kids”.

1/2 c. white rice flour

1/2 c. corn starch

1/2 c. salt

2 t. cream of tartar

1 c. water

1 t. cooking oil

Cook all ingredients over low heat until you can form a ball.m When cool, store in zipper plastic bag.

COOKED FLOUR PLAY DOUGH

3 cups flour

1.5 cups salt

6 tsp cream of tarter

3 tbsp oil

3 cups water

Pour all ingredients into a large pot and stir constantly over medium heat until a ball forms. Knead the play dough until the texture matches conventional play dough (1-2 minutes). Add food coloring if you want colored play dough.

Store in plastic container. Should last for at least 3 months.

NOTE: This recipe is made from edible ingredients it is not intended as a food item.

Peanut Butter Play Dough

18 oz. peanut butter

6 tbsps. honey

Non-fat dry milk

Cocoa for flavor

Mix all ingredients, adding enough dry milk to give make dough pliable. Shape, decorate with edible treats, and eat!

Colored Play doughhealthy child book

1 cup flour

1 tbsp vegetable oil

1 cup water

1/2 cup salt

2 tsp. cream of tartar

Natural food coloring

Mix all ingredients in saucepan. Heat, stirring constantly until ball forms.

Knead until smooth.

Simple Play Dough

1 cup flour

2 cups oatmeal

1 cup water

Gradually add water to flour and oatmeal in bowl. Kneed until mixed (this dough is sticky, but unique in texture.) Model as with clay.

Salt Dough

Equal amounts salt and flour; then add enough water to make it doughy.

Dries hard in a couple of days and then you can paint it.

Related recipes:

Earth Friendly Goo

1 cup water

1 cup cornstarch

4-5 drops fruit juice like blueberry or raspberry (combine a 1/4 cup of the food with 2 cups water, simmer for an hour. Cool, strain, and use as coloring).

Work the ingredients together and let your kids have fun with this gooey concoction.

Natural and Safe Finger Paint

1/3 cup soap flakes melted with 1/2 cup boiling water

1 cup cornstarch

1/3 cup cold water

A few drops juice dyes (combine a 1/4 cup of the colored food like beets, blueberries, or raspberries with 2 cups water, simmer for an hour. Cool, strain, and use as coloring).

Make Your Own Bubbles

1 qt water

8 tbs glycerin, can be purchased at drug stores

6-8 tbs Ivory dish soap

Mix all ingredients together and use outdoors with bubble blowers.

Make Your Own Silly Putty

2 cups white school glue

1 cup liquid starch

Mix together and set aside until dry. Store in an airtight container.

via Natural Play Dough Recipes & Silly Putty and Finger Paints Too.

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