Our Playdoh had gotten pretty gross and instead of buying more I decided to mix up some homemade stuff. I used the recipe fromÂ First Art by MaryAnn Kohl.The same recipe can be found on Dinosaurs & Trains. Kneading the dough while it was still warm felt wonderful, and the oil in it really helped my dry hands. But, I had too much food coloring so I had lovely pink hands for awhile! (oh, and if your dough has enough excess dye to color your hands it will also color your table– just a warning!)
I made the homemade because I liked the idea of making different colors to fit the season/theme. I’m really, really glad I did because today I was reading an article about using Borax in making green cleaners and the danger of Borax/boric acid (Borax: Not the green alternative it’s cracked up to be) only to read that it is an ingredient in Playdoh! The stuff is used as a pesticide and it is in Playdoh! How does Playdoh get to say that it’s nontoxic? So that freaked me out a little and I was so glad I had already made homemade dough and knew how easy it was to do.