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    Default playdough help

    Hi all,
    Our playdoh has finally dried out and I want to make some from scratch. All the recipes ask for something called alum. What is it and where do I find it? Tried the grocery store to no avail. Craft store?

    thanks!
    Betsy

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    ellies mom is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default RE: playdough help

    It should be in the spices or baking section (maybe where canning supplies are).

    But to help you out for real, here are a couple of recipes.
    This one I've made (the microwave one)-

    http://www.omsi.edu/visit/playground...m?activityid=5

    and this one, I'm going to try soon. The colours are supposed to turn out pretty good.

    Mix 6 cups of flour,
    1 cup of salt
    4 pkgs same colour Kool-aid

    Bring 4 cups of water and 6 TBLS oil to a boil. Pour liquid into flour mixture and knead.
    Veronica

    Miss Ellie 11/03
    Baby Audrey 4/08

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    Default RE: playdough help

    Holy cow, this recipe would make a TON of playdough. For the recipes I've used, a few different ones, I think I've only used one cup of flour, at most 1.5, and it was PLENTY. I personally would look for a different recipe so you don't have enough playdough for the entire public school system! Either that, or divide it up into different colors. I would think you could get plenty of each color, of 4 - 6 colors, with that amount of flour.

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    ellies mom is offline Diamond level (5000+ posts)
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    Default RE: playdough help

    You can always cut the recipe into thirds. It isn't that difficult.
    Veronica

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    I actually preferred making the full amount. I keep a big tupperware of it and always have fresh and neat play doh at the drop of a hat. It also makes a great take along gift that you can grab last minute for play dates or for entertaining the entire public school system. ;-)
    Barbara-mom to Jack 3/27/03, a Red Sox fan
    and Anna 5/12/05, my little Yankee fan!

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    I'm really liking that idea. Is anybody else grossed out and a little worried about the little one playing with play dough over and over, after playing with it while sick (like a cold with really runny nose)? It's hard for me to throw stuff out and buy new when it looks perfectly fine, but this has had me worried. A big ol' batch of homemade, though? I could replace the ick stuff every week!

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    Default RE: playdough help

    I never thought of that. Great idea, Benet!

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    Thanks for posting this! I am going to make a batch this weekend. We are still stuck in the house and Madeline is starting to go a little stir crazy.
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    I've never made my own playdoh, and that looks like a great recipe, Veronica. Thanks for posting it!

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    Default RE: playdough help

    My babysitter just bailed on me for tomorrow morning. I was trying to figure out what we could do - now I know! I'll have DS help me make it, so they can both play with it later in the afternoon!

    And Barbara, I LOVE the idea of doing a huge tupperware thing of it! And Benet, thanks for totally grossing me out! I'm off to get rid of the remaining, apparently germ-ridden, play doh now. :P

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