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Play dough that changes colors--Recipe??
Old 07-25-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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I remember seeing a special on education a year or two ago. The teacher had a play dough type item that when they played with it, it began to change colors...Is there a recipe for it? A place to buy it?


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I think you make homemade playdoh and put a dot of food coloring in the middle so that when the kids start playing with it the coloring spreads and the playdoh turns from white into whatever color food coloring you put in. It also might be fun to make red playdoh and put a dot of blue in the middle so when they play with it, it turns purple. This would be a great activity for the first week of school. I don't have a recipe for homemade playdoh but you could probably google it and find one.
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This is a recipe that I have found on the Internet and used each year!

Magic Playdoh

2 cups flour
1 cups salt
2 cups water
2 tablespoons baby oil ( works better than regular oil)
2 tablespoons cream of tarter
liquid food coloring

Combine dry ingredients. Add water and oil. Stir well. Microwave on high 4 to 5 minutes. Stir again. Continue to microwave one minute, then stir, until dough is the consistency of mashed potatoes. Cool it enough to touch. Knead in food coloring until dough is desired color. Store in an air-tight container or ziploc bag.

* I do this on Rainbow Day in my classroom (after we have reviewed all colors)
I usually just make the plain "playdoh" and add a drop of food coloring in the middle like the PP suggested. It is awesome. I tell my kids that it is just magic and all of sudden as they play with it--it begins to change color. They LOVE this!!!
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Somewhere in my summer "hunt" for new ideas I ran across a first day of school activity.


Here's one that sounds really good in that you get scent with it also by using Kool Aid. The idea I read said to make it the 'white way' and add some of the Kool Aid into the center so that it is a surprise as the kids make it. Note that the color may color kids' hands. http://www.rockingranola.com/2009/04...lay-dough.html

And it seems this site has several Kool Aid recipes, plus other goo type recipes:
http://www.kidactivities.net/categor...e-Recipes.aspx

And this is one from Little Giraffes that uses liquid food coloring:

"Magic" Playdough



We had "magic" playdoh waiting for us on the first day. It changed color from yellow to green.



Playdough Recipe

You will need:

1 cup salt

2 cups flour

2 tablespoons cream of tartar

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cups water

food coloring

What to do:

Whisk together the dry ingredients in a saucepan. Add the "wet" ingredients. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture forms into a ball (about 3-5 minutes). Remove from pan on to floured surface. Cool slightly. Then knead it until smooth. Store in ziplock bag or airtight container in the fridge.



How to add the "magic":

Form the playdough into ball shapes. Poke a hole in the ball and put 2 or 3 drops of food coloring in the hole. Form the playdough back into a ball again, covering the drops of food coloring.


http://www.littlegiraffes.com/magicplaydoh.pdf [Little Giraffes]

They all look like fun to me! I think I'll try the Kool Aid because I love the scent idea. Nice for a center on the 5 Senses!
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Word of advice. I would steer clear of the Kool-Aid recipe. I had ANTS everywhere after trying it.


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Kool Aid and Ants?
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At home or at school? The little sugar ants? Too strange. I would think they must've already been there and found extra food...silly things! I think you would need to keep the playdough contained and ants can easily be remedied with safe household products.
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I make this all the time, and no ants. But,I use the sugarless kook aid packet, so there is no sugar. I store it in an air tight contain, so even if their was sugar the ants wouldn't smell it.
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How far in advance can you make?
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Hi, How far in advance can you make the playdough and add the food coloring in the middle?
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I take a small chunk of pre-made colored dough and "wrap" the homemade white dough around it and then roll it into a ball. I usually buy just the cheap-o brand in primary colors so it's not too expensive...and there are no worries about colored hands! HTH
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How many students would this recipe take care of? I am looking for a recipe for 21 students.


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How many does this recipe make? I am looking for a recipe for 21 students.
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