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"I Knead Some Dough" Dough & Clay Recipes: Kids Krafts

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Did you ever think there were so many kinds of play dough? Here is a nice variety of different types of dough/clay from Kids Krafts that you can try at home. Use what you have on hand, experiment and enjoy! Next time, why not try Oatmeal Clay, Potpourri Dough, or Baking Soda Playdough?

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By Tracey C. Agranoff

For: 6-10 years

This section includes a nice variety of different types of dough/clay that you can try at home. Use what you have on hand, experiment and enjoy!

Fruit-a-licious Playdough
You Will Need


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 Tbs. unsweetened Kool-aid
  • 4 Tbs. cooking oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Large mixing bowl & spoon

Step 1. Combine flour, salt and Kool-aid drink mix in a large bowl.
Step 2. Stir in cooking oil and water. Stir until the mix is like bread dough.
Step 3. Take dough out of bowl and knead it on a floured surface until
firm. Add a little more flour until if sticky.

HINT
Store dough in Ziploc or other airtight container. Lasts longer if kept in fridge.
Add some glitter to the dry mix for sparkly dough.

Potpourri Dough
You Will Need:


  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup of salt
  • 1 cup of Potpourri
  • Up to ½ cup of water
  • Mixing bowl & Spoon

Step 1. Mix together flour, slat and potpourri.
Step 2. Slowly add water and mix until the dough holds together and is
firm. Refrigerate in airtight bag or container.

Completed sculptures can air-dry to make permanent.

Uncooked Playdough
You Will Need:


  • 1 cup water (with several drops of food coloring)
  • 1 Tbs. cooking oil
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups flour--more if dough is sticky
  • Mixing bowl & Spoon

Step 1. Mix ingredients together until firm.
Step 2. Knead dough and if sticky add small amounts of flour until firm.

Store in airtight bag or container in refrigerator


Cooked Playdough --An adult's help is needed for this project.
You Will Need:


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups salt
  • 2 Tbs. cream of tartar
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 package unsweetened Koolaid Drink Mix
  • 2 Tbs. cooking oil
  • Saucepan


Step 1. Mix all the ingredients together in the saucepan.
Step 2. With an Adults help cook over medium heat, stirring constantly
until stiff.
Step 3. It will be lumpy at first, let cool and knead dough until firm but
smooth.

Store in airtight bag or container in refrigerator.


Oatmeal Clay
You Will Need:


  • 1 cup rolled oats (instant or long cooking)
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra
  • ½ cup water
  • Large mixing bowl & spoon

Step 1. Stir together all the ingredients in a large bowl, adding more flour
if needed until the dough forms a lump.
Step 2. Knead it on a floured surface adding flour as needed until it is
smooth not sticky.
Step 3. Allow finished creations to air-dry overnight. Left over clay can be
refrigerated in an airtight bag or container.


Baking Soda Playdough - An adult's help is needed for this project.
You Will Need:


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ cup water
  • Food Coloring (optional-- add to water before mixing into dough)
  • Saucepan

Step 1. In a saucepan, stir together the baking soda and cornstarch, add
the water mixing well.
Step 2 . With an Adult's help cook the mixture over low heat stirring
occasionally until it looks like mashed potatoes.
Step 3. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool.
Step 4. Remove from pan onto floured surface, knead the cooled dough with
your hands, adding more cornstarch if needed to make the dough smooth but firm.

Allow creations to air-dry overnight. Refrigerate leftover playdough in an airtight bag or container.



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