Family Fun Friday | Our play-dough station

A while back, I found out that you could make play-dough at home!  I know, I know, most people already know this.  But, I've found the recipe that I like best and I'd like to share it with you.  (Including Future Fashionista's first Vlogging experience--Kneading the dough) Ugg!  Never mind!  It's taking too long to load the video, and I must get on with my day.   This really is the easiest recipe I've tried.  The first time I made play-dough, I used a different recipe and it was a horrible experience!  This recipe is super-easy.

 Also, when I first started making playdough, I wanted to find some inexpensive things for my kids to use with the playdough.  So, I went to a thrift store and found the coolest kitchen tools that I could find that would be fun with playdough.  Here's what I found:
Plus, of course, cookie cutters.  Lots and lots of cookie cutters that I found at garage sales and thrift stores.  Here's some cute animal ones that we found.

I've found that frosting containers make great play-dough containers!! 

Today we decided to make pink cherry smelling play-dough for Valentine's day.  We'll make white also.  I think I can use the lemonade flavored Koolaid for white.  It's pretty light.  Here's the recipe that we use:
I double it!

1 cup flour
1/2 c. salt
3 Tbsp cooking oil
1 pkg. of unsweetened Kool-aid
1 cup boiling water (I just heat in microwave for 1 1/2 min. per cup)

Ingredients we use to make homemade playdough

Mix together flour, salt, oil and Kool-aid.
Add the cup of boiling water.  Mix well.

Knead the mixture until it forms a soft dough.  Here's a video of Future Fashionista kneading.   She sings a little song at the end.  Since it didn't load, you'll have to use your imagination.  The lyrics are below:

(Where the video is supposed to be!)

"I like playdough, my favorite thing.  I like playdough, my favorite thing."  "Go play with playdough, my friends"

Now that the playdough is made, here are the projects!  I think she got these little playdough "impression" things at Burger King!  Love them.

Homemade pink playdough
Here's the "dedicated" drawer in which we keep the play-dough and accessories.

And here's the hot-mess drawer system that it goes in.  Think I know my next project!  Well, one of them.  I know there are some creative, wonderful, organized women out there . . . how do you get these darn stickers off the drawers!?! 

"Go play with play-dough my friends!"

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