Play Dough!

What can I say? It’s a classic.

There are a million different play dough recipes out there. (There’s even aย whole site dedicated to that fact.)

But don’t let that dissuade you from giving any old recipe a try. Otherwise, if you’re like me, you’ll spend so much time researching “the best” that you’ll get bored with the idea and end up doing nothing at all. Where’s the fun in that?

Miracle of all miracles, for once I did NOT do that, and I’m so glad I just took the plunge. When will I finally learn that’s usually the best way to go?

My recipe was way too sticky, but it was nothing a small mountain of flour couldn’t fix. In fact, my toddler thought the flour was as fun as the dough.

I mixed mine up in two pans, so I could have two colors. I recommend choosing two primary colors (red, yellow, or blue), so you can mix them into an additional secondary color (orange, green, or purple).

We didn’t have any of the fancy Play-Doh(TM) tools, and that was just fine. A blunt cheese spreader and old rubber stamp kept her perfectly entertained.

And in the spirit of sharing, I doubled my batch to give some to a friend and her toddler. A canning jar with a cute lid made a lovely storage container.

And there you have it. Lots of good, cheap fun with stuff you probably already have in your kitchen. There’s a reason why it’s a classic.

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