October 6th, 2008

Little Tomato

Recipes for Fun

Here are Lulu and mines favorite recipes for playdough and gak. We just made this gak (we like to call it "Halloween Boogers") for the first time today and it's super fun and not messy!!!!

Recipe for "Halloween Boogers" (Gak):
3/4 cup warm water
1 cup elmers white glue
Food coloring
4 teaspoons borax laundry detergent ("20 Mule Team" in the detergent section of the grocery store)
1 1/3 cups warm water

In a small bowl, mix together warm water, glue and food coloring. In another small bowl, mix together borax and warm water. Pour food coloring mixture into borax mixture. Let sit and wait a bit. Then, very gently, use a spoon to fold the mixture together. Lift "Halloween Boogers" out of bowl and knead into shape on a cutting board.

Recipe for Playdough:
1 cup flour
1 cup warm water
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp oil
1/4 cup salt
Food coloring

Mix all ingredients. Stir over low-medium heat until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes. Remove from pan and knead until smooth. Place in airtight container when cooled.
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