To make play dough is a classic childhood experience as universal as blowing bubbles, drawing with sidewalk chalk, and jumping rope. I made homemade play dough with my mother, and our children make it with me—using the very same cookbook* with the play dough recipe as I made when I was a child. *Feed Me I'm Yours, a bestselling cookbook of baby food recipes, healthy kid's snacks, and craft recipes—including our favorite play dough recipe.
The loveliness of this play dough recipe is that it must be cooked. And, not all play dough recipes must be. But, when you begin to knead this warm dough between your fingers, you know you will always make cooked play dough ever after. I cherished that warmth under my palms when I was a little girl; and I remember it now again as a mother sharing the homemade play dough with our own children.
This batch of play dough was was being made for a unique, homemade birthday gift. We added our play clay printable to our recycled jar filled with our play dough. We gave our homemade gift, along with our paper play kit: sail away, to make handmade toy sailboats and playthings. We keep our label printables, extra jars, our easy-to-make play dough recipe, and extra toy sailboat kits on hand so we always have a special children's birthday gift ready to give.
—new in our shop rainbow party, sailboat party, and more handmade delights—
©heather cahoon • wordplayhouse®
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