Monday

Summertime Drink Inspired Homemade Play Dough




The weather here in The Valley has been a bit cooler and rainier than normal. I came up with this fun summertime drink inspired homemade playdough (play-doh). It starts with a simple salt dough recipe and adds Root Beer, Vanilla and Lemon extracts for Root Beer, Cream Soda & Lemonade Playdough. Your kids of all ages are going to love it! It smells so good and it's fun to play with too. It is also a great easy to make yourself homemade summer party favor.

Simple Salt Playdough  Recipe
  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons oil (vegtable)
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar 
  • 2-3 teaspoons of Root Beer, Vanilla or Lemon extact
  • food coloring if desired (note I didn't use coloring for either the Root Beer or Cream Soda play-doughs)

Mix together all dry ingredients in medium pot. Mix in oil then slowly add water. Mix in flavor extract of choice. Stir until smooth.Cool over medium heat until forms in to a ball stirring contently.


Turn out of pan onto wax paper. Let cool then form into balls. Makes about 4 fist sized balls.

Pull out all your cookie cutters, rolling pins and your imagination and have fun! Store in a zip lock bag or other air tight container.
Do you have a favorite rainy day activity for kids? or a great play-dough recipe?

Tips:
- For a party tie a cute vintage soda pop inspired tag on each play dough ball labeling it Root Beer, Cream Soda & Lemonade.
-  Try other yummy flavor extracts like peppermint, coconut, pineapple, strawberry, banana, etc... They can easily be found near the cake decorating items at most grocery stores.

1 comment:

Emily said...

What a really fun idea! I love the thought of making "flavored" homemade play dough. Of course, does it make it more tempting to eat?!?! LOL