October 31, 2010

Halloween Play Dough

So, I tried the store bought play dough with my little ones and they were beyond grossed out by the smell of it. With that, I looked online at some different homemade play dough recipes and found one to try. It was so easy to put together. I was concerned at first about the food coloring coming off on things and staining our hands but it didn't do that at all. This play dough still smells a little different but it's much better smelling than the store bought stuff. Funny story though, even without the bad odor my two still didn't want to play with it. lol Oh well, there's always next time!

After making my first batch I thought I'd put together some for Halloween treats to give to B & F's little friends. Here's the instructions on how I made them!
Colored Play Dough

1 c. water
1 T. vegetable oil
1/2 c. salt
1 T. cream of tarter
food coloring
1 1/4 c. flour, plus extra

Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tarter and food coloring in a saucepan
 and heat over medium heat until warm.
Side note: The cream of tarter makes this dough last 6 months longer, so resist the temptation to omit it.
Remove from heat and add flour.
Stir in flour, then knead on a floured surface until smooth.
Store the dough in an airtight container.

Because I'm going to give these out, I chose to divide the dough into smaller portions.
I used small Ziploc containers to keep it airtight.
These are cute but I wanted to make them really special for Halloween.
 I used some scrapbook paper cut into circles and used my Slice to cut out jack o' lantern pumpkins.
Printed and cut out some tags and used twine to tie them all together.

I love how they turned out! Spooky fun!  


  1. Love it! Does the recipe you posted fill exactly 6 of the containers you used? Just wondering how much I should make for Lucas's birthday party. :o)

  2. No, I guess I should have posted something about that. Oops! I doubled the above recipe to get enough for the six containers.