Mini Monets and Mommies: Blue Raspberry Scented Playdough Recipe

Monday, June 22, 2015

Blue Raspberry Scented Playdough Recipe

DIY playdough is fun enough as is, but add a scent to it and it’s even more of a sensory experience. Making your own sculpt dough isn’t exactly Earth-shattering, ground-breaking art. I’m still pretty much using the same recipe that I started using years ago in my pre-mom days when I used to teach preschoolers.

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There are two things that I can’t stand about this playdough recipe: 1. The smell (it’s from the flour and cream of tartar), and 2. The color (again, from the flour). I’ve added berries, glitter and more to make the dough more likeable (at least, to me). My son truly enjoyed the berry version. That was in part due to the fact that it came out looking like a Halloween brain mush.

This time we’re adding blue raspberry Kool-Aid. It’s my favorite flavor. Why? Because no raspberry was ever electric blue in nature. Also, I adore that ‘blue’ in itself is a flavor. The scent truly covers up the playdoughy smell and makes the color much more – well, colorful!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        2 ½ cups water

·        2 ½ cups flour

·        3-5 tablespoons vegetable oil

·        1 ½ tablespoons cream of tartar

·        1 cup salt

·        1 package ‘blue’ drink mix powder

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Mix all of the ingredients in a big bowl. Mix the powdered drink with the water first.
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2.     Cook the mix on the stove over a medium heat. Stir it often. If the watery part of the dough starts to boil, turn the heat down and stir it a bit more.
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3.     Continue heating and stirring until you only have dough left (i.e., no water).

4.     Spoon the dough into a bowl and let it cool.
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Now it’s ready for mashing, smashing, rolling, tossing and of course – smelling!

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