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Playdoh - doh!

Discussion in 'Toddlers' started by tikka, Apr 6, 2010.

  1. tikka

    tikka Gold IL'ite

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    DS is fond of them, by the tonnes actually. But three year olds are not great at closing the lids completely and it hardens once in a while. :) I usually work in a couple of drops of vegetable oil and spray some water before I store them away. It works but needs a lot of elbow grease to work in the oil. Are there any other ways of soften playdoh?
    I know you can always buy some more, but that does not agree with our family philosophy. I cant find cream of tartar anywhere, so I am not able to make them either to make this:
    Any other substitution will do the same job?
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    Riyasmommy Silver IL'ite

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    Hey Tikka, a mom friend of mine sent me this playdough recipe website. You may find some good ones there without too many complicated ingredients. I am not sure how to soften a playdough either, this site may have some tips.

    My favorite 'playdoh' is to hand Riya a ball of atta dough whenever I make chapattis. I don't even color them, and Riya doesn't seem to mind playing with a brown ball of dough either.

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    Krithi - do let me know if you find anything because I have the same problem and I've been doing the water drops but it only works to some extent.

    V.
     
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    Pavarun Silver IL'ite

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    Same problem here. I stopped buying after two cans because they all hardened and I don't have the patience and discipline to sit with him and ensure he puts everything back and closes the lid..

    Like Raj I too have given chapathi dough to play
     
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    aarthi7 Senior IL'ite

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    tikka,
    this is what i did when my boy was using playdoh..
    take the hardened dough,,dip it in water and microwave for few seconds,,may be 8-10 secs,,and it was kind of soft and workable...

    aarthi
     
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    tikka Gold IL'ite

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    Thanks ladies, sesame oil worked well. but yes, lotsa kneading done.
    Raj, DS like chappati dough but I think in the school they started making things with regular playdoh and he wants to continue doing that at home. I think I will try the alum one and see how that works. thanks for the link.
     
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    Vishalini3 Silver IL'ite

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    Thanks Ladies, We dont have playdoh at home so far, I store some extra chapathi dough for her in fridge, to give her whenever she asks for. She colors them with her paints and does all the nasty things :)) Let me ask to her school when I go this time, on how they maintain it :))))
     
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    Thanks for the great recipe idea! I've tried that one, it worked ok. I really recommend the chocolate and gingerbread playdough recipes you can find online (Playdough Recipe, Playdough Recipes, Homemade Playdough).

    I made them with my girls and they loved them, they smell delicious. Just make sure no one eats them!

    Thanks!

    Wikir
     

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