Play Dough Recipe
2 cups flour 1 cup salt 2 tablespoons alum 1 cup boiling water 2 tablespoons oil Mix flour, salt, and alum in a large bowl. Make a dip in the center and add the oil and water. Mix together, adding more flour if too sticky or more water if too firm. Many teachers add Kool-Aid to the door for the scent and the color. If wanting to only color the playdough, squeeze a few drops of food coloring to the water and mix before adding the water to the flour mixture.
Add one box of cornstarch to 1 1/2 cups of water. Add water to the cornstarch until semi-firm. If the mixture becomes too hard, add more water. You might want several boxes to provide enough mixture for a water table. You can also use this mixture in a cake pan or a tray. To clean up goop from the floor, let it dry and then vacuum or sweep up.
Step 1, Mixture 1:
1 1/3 cups very warm water
2 teaspoons Borax (can be found in the laundry section of a grocery store)
Stir Mixture 1 until Borax is completely dissolved. Set aside
Step 2, Mixture 2:
1 1/2 cups very warm water
2 cups Elmer’s glue
Liquid watercolor (if desired, can leave out for a plain white color)
Thoroughly blend Mixture 2.
Pour Mixture 1 into Mixture 2 and mix with hands until fully combined. Flubber is created by a chemical reaction. Use vinegar to clean up flubber. It dissolves the mixture.