Plastic Play Dough
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“Plastic Play Dough,” Friend, Jan. 2006, 19

Plastic Play Dough

This dough will dry to a hard, plastic-like consistency. You can make beads, animals, paperweights, or any other treasure that you want to last.

1/4 cup white glue

1/4 cup water

10 drops food coloring of your choice

1/4 cup flour

1 cup cornstarch

  1. Cover the work area with waxed paper or a plastic tablecloth.

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the glue, water, and food coloring.

  3. Mix the flour and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Then add to the wet mixture and mix until a stiff dough forms. (If you live in a humid climate, you may need to use less cornstarch.)

  4. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface for 1 minute.

  5. Mold the dough into shapes. If the dough becomes too dry, wet your hands. When you are finished with your creation, let it finish air-drying until thoroughly dry and hard. Drying time varies according to the size and thickness of the object.

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki