Storing Home Made Play Dough


My grand kids and my preschool students LOVE play dough. I used to be that mom that disliked play dough……sorry my darling grown children, lol! It was messy, stuck in the carpet, crumbled, dried out fast, and the smell was icky.

Fast forward to my days teaching preschool and this home made recipe I received from my Sister-in-Love from Idaho. It’s the best home made recipe I’ve ever tried. It’s fail proof and smells divine. Not to mention it holds it’s shape for weeks.

At home I store it in these cute old play dough cups.  I keep them in this fun candle holder I bought at Frisco Mercantile a few years back. Joanna Gaines uses these holders for crayons in her show, Fixer Upper. “Wanna be Joanna” lol.

Here’s the recipe as I promised on IG and FB this morning:

  • 2 1/2 cups white flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 packages any color Kool-aid/generic is fine
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • combine in a glass or metal bowl, mix well, keep stored in air tight container for up to three weeks.

Let me know what your favorite recipe is!

Happy Monday,



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