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Friday, November 16, 2007 | 7 | Family, Handmade

Homemade Play-Doh Fun

Audrey came over to our house for the evening, so Bec decided it would be fun to make play-doh! I ran to the store for a few ingredients and picked up some dinner on the way home. I stopped at Wendy's, and I just had to try the Baconator Burger. I don't know if it was the six strips of hickory smoked bacon or the two 1/4 lb. patties of "fresh, never-frozen, beef", but that was just about all the burger I could handle.

Anyway, we used grape Kool-Aid to make the play-doh, so we ended up with this cool purple color. We messed around with the standard stuff, like smashing and rolling the play-doh into balls, but eventually ended up making lots of little smiley faces that we'd stick on the end of forks. The heads were actually a little scary, but we had fun!
If you want to make some for yourself, here's how:

- 1 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (just the dry kool-aid, don't mix it into juice)
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil

1. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and kool-aid.
2. Stir in water and oil.
3. Knead with hands for about 5 minutes.
4. Store in ziploc bag for up to 2 months.
5. Use like play-doh.
6. Smells wonderful and takes on the color of the kool-aid.
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I bet a fun thing would be to go way back in time to where there was going to be an eclipse and tell the cave men, "If I have come to destroy you, may the sun be blotted out from the sky." Just then the eclipse would start, and they'd probably try to kill you or something, but then you could explain about the rotation of the moon and all, and everyone would get a good laugh.
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