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    I am wondering if their is a type of home made play doh that dosen't make my hands feel salty?

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    Here are a few of our favorites i have found online over the years..

    Kool-Aid Play Dough
    1/2 cup salt
    2 cups water
    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    2 cups flour
    2 tablespoons alum
    1 envelope unsweetened Kool-Aid, any color/flavor desired

    Boil salt in water until salt is dissolved. Add Kool-Aid, vegetable oil, flour and alum. Knead or process until smooth. Keeps for two months or longer.

    Cooked Play Clay
    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1 cup water
    1/2 cup salt
    1 teaspoon vegetable oil
    1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
    Food coloring

    In a medium-size saucepan, mix all ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cool until able to handle and then knead on a floured surface. Store in sealed container. This keeps for 2 to 4 weeks.

    Fine Craft Clay
    2 cups baking soda
    1 cup cornstarch
    1 1/2 cups water
    Food coloring or Wonder Colors
    Peppermint extract -optional but gives a nice smell

    In a saucepan over medium heat, stir together the baking soda and cornstarch and add the water, stirring constantly. Mixture will become thin and smooth at first. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is too thick to stir. Turn the mixture out onto a cookie sheet to cool, covering with a damp cloth. When cool, knead until smooth. Store the mixture in a tightly closed plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

    To use:
    Mold this clay by shaping with hands, rolling out and cutting with a cookie cutter, or pushing through a cookie or garlic press. Clay will harden at room temperature, depending on the size of the object. Most items are dry after 24 hours and, if necessary, you can preheat the oven to 350 degrees, turn it off, and put the clay in to dry, turning the pieces occasionally. After drying, smooth off any dry edges with an emery board. Because this clay is absorbent, more than one coat of varnish or shellac will be necessary. Experiment with a trial piece to see how many coats you will need. You may use as many as five coats on a thick figure. You can even tint the clay with spices from your kitchen for an earthy look....paprika gives a nice terra cota look!

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    I have found that the more you knead it the less salty it becomes.

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    I saw Kate make one on John and Kate + 8.

    It was equal parts:
    Powdered milk
    Peanut Butter

    Obviously you can eat it too

    Please forgive me, I know that I can not spell

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    Great recipes! I'm going to test run a few of these

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