Thursday, December 1, 2011

$5 Christmas Idea - GCC Recipe Swap

So, I had a bored kid this week but I was heading out the door and didn't have to time to entertain him. He was begging for something productive to do and I decided I would take a few minutes and pull together some play dough for him. I was rushed and didn't really have time for the traditional stove top recipe so I decided to use my food processor to speed things up. What an amazing time saver! It came together so nicely and it's such a frugal toy that I though it would be great as a Christmas gift for the kids on my list.

Easy Scented Play Dough in 5 minutes or Less
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 package of kool aid mix (makes it smell good and gives it color)
  • **If you don't have kool-aid you can just mix in food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1 cup boiling water

Mix first 5 ingredients together in food processor. Slowly add boiling water and mix until dough is formed. Let cool and either play or package up as a gift.

You can get creative with packaging....maybe put it in a basket together with some dollar store cookie cutters or mini rolling pins or an apron. Have fun with it!

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Self Sagacity said...

I like the recipe, hopefully I can duplicate it. the kids love play dol. Self Sagacity
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Xmas secrets said...

Pushing chair from under me. Standing up. Hands clapping, clapping, clapping. Terrific tip. My kids will love this!