Faced with a long, rainy weekend ahead, I was thrilled when a friend passed along a recipe for homemade play dough. Crafts are the perfect antidote for shut-in fever. This particular recipe called for Kool-Aid as a colorant. Brilliant!
When I shared my enthusiasm for our weekend plans, my friend Judy, a longtime teacher of toddlers, laughed. “Oh, we love making play dough, but I’m not so sure about that recipe.”
“The thing is,” Judy explained in response to my puzzled expression, “It tastes good.” Did I mention that Judy works with toddlers? While homemade play dough is safe to consume, it is discouraged, especially after use. Judy kindly shared her tried-and-true recipe using (sigh) plain old food coloring, and we went into the weekend with a new, toddler approved, but not-so-delicious play-dough plan.
We think you’ll love this easy recipe for making play dough. Colorful and pliant, it was ready to go in about 15 minutes and can be stored in the refrigerator for future rainy day crafting.
For the record, a little bit of our Kool-Aid-free play dough may have been eaten anyway. I couldn’t help myself. It looked delicious.