After 30 years of parenthood, 6 years of gammyhood, and over 10 years of being a preschool teacher, I have collected over a hundred different "Make Your Own" recipes. From the mundane to the extraordinaire, I have tried and true recipes for just about EVERYTHING! Glues and pastes, playdoughs and chalks, paints, crayons and sculpting materials. The benefits of making your own crafting materials are reduced costs, immediate availability and control of ingredients.
Over the next few months we plan to share our recipes, hopefully building a useful resource that we can all refer to. If you have a suggestion, a recipe that you would like to share, or a questions, just email us at email@example.com. If you share a recipe we don't already have, we'll be sure to give it a try and include it in our data base. So, put on an apron, gather the kiddos around, and start concocting with us!
Our first recipe is for your basic Cooked Playdough. A mainstay in any situation. I prefer home made, because if not overcooked... very important... it crumbles far less that purchase playdoughs, and has a wonderful feel. Plus, added your own flavorings, my personal favorite is coconut extract, and it smells sooooo good.
2 cups flour