Monday, November 28, 2011

A Fragrant Grape Blob

"All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learned-the biggest word of all: Look."
by Robert Fulghum
A Riddle
1. Comes in many colors
2. It is non-toxic and easy to make
3. It was launched in the toy market in mid 1950's
4. It is sold in over 75 countries world wide
5. More than 2 billion cans were sold between 1950 and 2005 
Answer:
Play-Doh
My Monday volunteer classroom assignment was to make play dough for a kindergarten room. One batch made four- five year olds plenty happy for their playtime.  The recipe interested me because there was no cooking involved and the smell of grape Kool-Aid was rather intriguing.
Homemade Play Dough
Ingredients:
  • 2 packs of Kool-Aid (any flavor)
  • 2 ½ cups of flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • 3 TB. vegetable oil
  • 2 cups boiling water
Directions:
  • Mix Kool-Aid, salt and flour
  • Add oil and boiling water
  • Mix and knead till mixture is smooth and does not stick to your hand
  • Store in a heavy duty freezer zip loc bag
NOTE: It will be necessary to add more flour to get right consistency
Add by tablespoons I maybe used about ½ to ¾ cup more


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