Play-dough recipes

Lunch Lady blog - issue 12 - ice-cream Play-dough

BASIC PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

• 2 cups plain flour (all-purpose)

• 1/4 cup Dutched cocoa (if making chocolate playdough)

• 2 tbsp vegetable oil

• 1/2 cup salt

• 2 tbsp cream of tartar

• 1 1/3 cups boiling water

• few drops of your choice of food colour (or natural food dye) 

• few drops of your choice of flavoured essence (or natural scent ingredients)

Mix the flour, salt and cream of tartar (and cocoa, if you’re making chocolate playdough) into a mixing bowl. Add your chosen essence and food colour, as well as the boiling water and vegetable oil, to the dry ingredients. Stir continuously until the mixture becomes sticky. If you are making chocolate playdough, you may need a little more water in the mix. Allow it to cool down, take it out of the bowl and knead vigorously for a couple of minutes, until all the stickiness has gone and the dough becomes smooth.

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EASY-PEASY ICE-CREAM PLAYDOUGH RECIPE

A super-quick way to make ice-cream playdough  

• 400g tub of shop-bought frosting (vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or coffee)

• 3/4 cup cornflour

• few drops of your choice of food colour (or natural food dye) 

• few drops of your choice of flavoured essence (or natural scent ingredients)

Empty frosting into a mixing bowl. Add chosen essence and colour, if using. Add the cornflour, 1/4 cup at a time, while mixing into the frosting. Mix until the playdough has formed. If the consistency is too sticky, add more cornflour—but not so much that the dough becomes crumbly.

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ROLL ’N’ SNIFF

TICK ANOTHER SENSORY BOX AND ADD SOME SCENTS TO YOUR DOUGH:

GINGERBREAD
Add ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice.

CHOCOLATE
Add Dutched cocoa.

COFFEE
Add instant coffee granules dissolved in hot water.

VANILLA
Add natural vanilla extract.

ROSE
Add rosewater.

PEPPERMINT
Add natural peppermint extract, or mint-infused water using peppermint tea.

LEMON
Add finely grated zest and the juice of a lemon.

ORANGE
Add finely grated zest and the juice of an orange.

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This DIY is from issue 12 of Lunch Lady Magazine. If you like this and would like more recipes, articles and craft ideas you can download the digital version of the mag from your app store and purchase digital issues here

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