Play Dough Made With Alum
Source - Chickadee Magazine (and others - all variations on the same theme)
- 2 and 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1 tbs. alum
- 2 small packages unsweetened Kool-Aid
- 2 cups boiling water
- 3 tbs. vegetable oil
- extra flour
- wax paper
- Mix flour, salt, alum and Kool Aid in a bowl.
- Add boiling water, then oil and mix with a fork 3 or 4 min. - until cool enough to handle.
- Knead on wax paper until it isn't sticky. Add a bit of flour if necessary.
- Store in margarine tubs. Enjoy the divine smell!
Alum is used in making pickles and is found in the spice section of most supermarkets. Bought some there last week for play dough, in which I think it acts as a preservative. In pickling cucumbers, I understand it helps them stay crisp.
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