Yesterday we made our a cool batch of play ice cream. Today we turned the same ingredients into an easy play dough. We have used popular play dough recipes to make a good batch of home made play dough with flour. But it needed cooking or hot water. While the process was faster the kids couldn’t make them independently. The best part about this play dough is that it does NOT need flour and the kids can make this chilled play dough all by themselves simply because there isn’t any cooking or hot water involved and all are ingredients are edible. Not that you should encourage the kids to eat play dough.. Just in case they do and we know they will, moms don’t have to panic . Interested?
Here we go.
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- 3/4 cup of cornstarch
- 1 packet of unflavored gelatin
- 3/4 cup of water
- Kool-Aid/ Food Color
- Oil (optional)
Dissolve the gelatin in 3/4 cup of water thoroughly. Add food color or Kool-Aid ( if you prefer scent) to the cornstarch.
Mix the gelatin water to the colored cornstarch.
You will get this.
Set the mixture in the fridge for 4-7 hours. I personally love how it turns out in 7 hours.
You should be able to remove the cornstarch-gelatin mixture and set it on a wax paper.
Add a bit of oil if you prefer and knead.