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Long Lasting Play Dough Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jill M. West
Added: Saturday, August 28, 2010

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup salt
2 1/2 cups flour
2 packages unsweetened Kool-Aid
1 tablespoon powdered alum (or cream of tartar)
* Mix dry ingredients together in medium size bowl.

2 cups boiling water
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 to 4 drops oil of wintergreen (optional)**
** oil of wintergreen can be purchased at a health food store or pharmacy.

Directions:
Directions:
Put water and oil together. Add to dry ingredients mixture. Knead until smooth. Careful, it will be hot to begin with. Store in air-tight container. May need to add more flour to reach desired consistency.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The oil of wintergreen is the ingredient that is suppose to keep the dough from spoiling. I typically don't use the oil of wintergreen and it doesn't seem to affect the longevity of the dough.

 

 

 

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