Playdough Recipe

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Make your own non-toxic playdough with this simple recipe that
will be great for children’s crafts, playtime and more. Simply
follow the directions in this recipe and create an incredible
spectrum of fun colors to use with many children’s craft


Activities close at hand and by the door grab kids’ attention
immediately when they enter the classroom. Keep a playdough table,
including a batch of homemade playdough (see recipe below), cookie
cutters, rolling pins, popsicle sticks, blunt-end scissors,
feathers, twigs, dry macaroni and other craft items, near your
classroom door. Watch kids’ excitement grow as they experiment with
different accessories each week.


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2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 tablespoon alum
2 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons oil
food coloring
After ingredients are mixed, knead well for four minutes. Add a
special treat by scenting the playdough with extracts of lemon or
peppermint. Store the playdough in an airtight container.

Linda Becken
Hudson, Wisconsin

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