Sand Playdough

4 cups clean sand
3 cups flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup oil

Combine ingredients together in a bowl. Knead it until it forms a ball. Add more water if it is too dry or more flour if it is too wet

Mini Playdough Recipe
Children can make individual batches of dough. They love mixing up their own.

1 tablespoon clean sand
4 tablespoons plain flour
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Additional sand to roll playdough through for added texture
Alternatively you could make up your regular playdough recipe, a little wetter than usual, and provide the children with containers of sand to roll and mix the playdough through!

How to Make Black Playdough

Mix together the following ingredients in a pan over medium heat:

1 cup flour
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup black liquid watercolor
1/2 cup salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2. Once the dough forms a ball, pour it onto a piece of wax paper or other safe surface. When it’s cool enough, knead the dough until smooth. Optional: Knead black glitter into your dough!

Play Dough

This play dough does not need refrigeration and keeps several months in a covered container.
It is not a good modeling compound, but most responsive to, rolling, poking and pounding!

2 cups flour 1 cup salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar 2 cups water(approx.)
¼ cup cooking oil food coloring optional

Measure flour, salt, cream of tartar into mixing bowl.
Add the oil to one cup of the water and pour into the dry ingredients.
You may add coloring to other cup water now and add to mixture.
Mix till smooth and color even.
Cook in a pan on low(250) for about 4 minutes stirring till texture becomes rubbery.
Remove to floured surface and knead a few minutes.
Ready to go!

Salt Dough

Make little easter eggs, snowflakes, or star ornaments!

Mix 2 cups flour and 1-cup salt.
Slowly add 1-cup water and mix well.
Knead on floured surface for 5 minutes.
You can add iridescent glitter if you like.
Punch hole for ribbon to hang or insert an open paper clip.
Seal the dry ornaments with a coat of clear varnish.

Snow Dough

Make a batch of white play dough and add iridescent glitter!

Glitter Play Dough

You need:
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
6 teaspoons cream of tartar
3 cups water
3-4 tablespoons of oil
icing food coloring

Mix dry ingredients together (excepy glitter) in a big pan.
Add water, oil and food coloring and wisk till lumps are out and color is mixed
Place mixture over medium heat and stir until it thickens and gathers into a big ball
When cooled knead in the glitter.

Superior to store bought play dough and will keep for several weeks in plastic bag.
No need to refrigerate.

Gingerbread Play Dough

¼ cup all purpose flour ½ cup salt
1 ½ teaspoons powdered alum 1 ½ teaspoons vegetable oil
½ cup boiling water brown food coloring paste (Wilton Icing Colors)
1 ½ teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice

Combine flour, salt, and alum.
Add the oil and boiling water and blend.
Add spice and coloring and knead. Store in airtight container.
You can add a couple of rolling pins and gingerbread people cutters for fun.
If you want ornaments let them punch a hole at top with a straw and let dry overnight and turn over and let dry 2 more days.
Add yarn and hang!