Play Dough
15 mins (prep 10, cooking 5)
5 ingredients
1 servings
This is from the Bethel Play Group from 1979. The ladies always made sure we had some in hand. Now I make it for my sons. It turns out well and keeps on the shelf for a REALLY long time in a freezer bag. When you first knead it, be careful, it is still quite hot. Edited to add: I made two batches today. One used up some alum I had in the cupboard from last year. That one never really got to a good texture, and I had to add LOTS more flour. The second one used fresh alum, and it came together in no time and didn't need any extra flour. I made them using the microwave. I boiled the water in a large bowl first. Then added the salt. After stirring it in, I microwaved the water again for a minute just to make sure it was hot enough for adding in the food colouring (and subsequently, the alum and other stuff). It worked out perfectly. I tried adding in some lemon extract to give it a scent but it didn't seem to take.

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Serving Size (865.08 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 1077.49 Calories from Fat 320.22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35.58g 54.74%
Saturated Fat 4.46g 22.29%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 45874.45mg 1911.44%
Total Carbohydrate 172.73g 57.58%
Dietary Fiber 25.68 g 102.72%
Sugars 0.98 g %
Protein 31.7g 63.41%
Vitamin A 21.6IU% Vitamin C 0.0mg%
Calcium 124.19mg% Iron 9.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
food coloring, alum