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Lesson Plans

Hardening Play Doh

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MaryAnn Kohl (maryann)
Tue, 28 Sep 1999 15:30:19 -0700

Leesee54 Leesee54 9/28/99 1:20 PM

>Hi MaryAnn!
>I am planning to make an apple tree art project with my class beginning
>tomorrow which requires hardening play doh. But, of course, I cannot find
>recipe for it. Would you happen to have an easy recipe?
>Elise in NY

I have lots of recipes that harden in the air in my Mudworks book. maybe
your library has it??

meanwhile, here are TWO:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
***Salt Playdough
Must be rolled and cut. Excellent cooked dough, air dry, can be doubled,

1 cup water
1/2 cup flour
1 cup salt

Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Add food coloring too, or some paint,
now, if you like.
Stir over low heat until thick and rubbery.
Spoon part of the clay onto a floured sheet of wax paper.
Roll out.
Cut out objects.
Dry for a few days.

***Play Clay
Hardens quickly, pure white.
This recipe makes 1&1/2 cups. Ok to double, triple, etc.

1 cup baking soda
1/2 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup warm water
food coloring or tempera paints

Mix baking soad and cornstarch in pan.
Add water and stir until smooth.
Over medium heat, boal and stir until like mashed potatoes.
Pour onto board to cool some.
Then knead.
Knead color into clay if you like, or paint when dry.
Sculpt and model freely.
Dry, usually same day.
Can be painted when dry.
When dry, brush with clear hobby coating or shellac or nail polish. (not