Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Easter Egg Dough

As part of our Easter Countdown we made “Easter Egg Dough” yesterday. I posted it on Nat's blog today and I thought I would share it here as well.

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I used this recipe when we did a Play-doh birthday party for Lila’s 3rd Birthday. It is definitely my favorite salt dough recipe.

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First you have to pick out your favorite flavor of Kool-Aid. This adds color to the dough and makes it smell yummy. (Yummy enough that someone will almost definitely taste it before you are finished. Though my baby would tell you it is definitely “bleeeck”)

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Add your dry ingredients…

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Then add the oil and water. If you are using food coloring add it to the water first so that the color is consistent in the dough. The Kool-Aid does a great job of coloring the dough so you really don’t need food coloring for most colors. I added a little bit to the yellow but the other colors were great on their own.

Then mix and mix and mix… You can use your hands or if you’re squeamish (or lazy) you can use your electric mixer.

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This is my favorite salt dough recipe because the kids can be so involved in putting it together. Not to mention that after they make it they played with it for hours. Can't beat that!

"Easter" Egg Dough

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1/2 tsp alum

1 pkg Kool-Aid (any flavor)

1/2 cup water

1 tsp oil

Food Coloring (optional)

Combine dry ingredients. Add oil. If using food coloring add it to the water. Add water and mix to make a dough. Mix with hands or electric mixer. If dough is sticky add a little flour until desired consistency. Keep in tightly closed jar or plastic bag. If dough gets hard add a little warm water.


Annalee said...

again you are so amazing!!! My mom never let me help make play duh... i still have never made it.

oh p.s. Blake and I think it would be REALLY cool if your kids get a New England accent.

Jan Haws said...

How fun, we always loved doing the playdoh. I love the aprons on the kids, they are so big and cute. Keep up the great fun.