Craft Recipes

pumpkin pie play doughCraft Recipe’s For Kids

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough Recipe


  • 5 ½ cups of flour
  • 8 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • ¾ cups of oil
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 ½ ounces of canned pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 cups of salt
  • orange food coloring


  • Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan.
  • Cook over medium heat ‘til the mixture separates from the sides of the pan and is the consistency of dough.
Kool Aid Play-doughkids in the kitchen, cooking with kids, kool aid play dough

This recipe is 100% edible and can be eaten + it really smells good. Whatever the color of of the Kool Aid that you use, is the color of the Play-dough. I like to make this kind when I’m working with really little ones, as they often put the clay in their mouths, this way I don’t have to worry!

1 cup water
3 teaspoons of Cream of Tartar
1 cup of flour
1 package of Kool-Aid Mix (any flavor of unsweetened)
1 tablespoon of cooking oil
1/2 cup of salt

Directions: Mix dry ingredients in a large/medium pan. Add water and oil. Stir over medium heat until it looks ligh dough. This takes about 8 minutes.

No Cook Play Dough Recipe


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
  • a half cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of oil

clay and play dough recipes, cooking with kidsDirections:

  • Mix all the ingredients together.  It’s quite hot so use caution.

 Self-Hardening Clay


  • 1 ½  cups salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon alum (as a preservative)
  • 1 ½ cups water


  • Mix dry ingredients in a bowl then add water.
  • When dough forms a ball, knead the dough, add a bit more water if it is too crumbly.
  • The clay can also be baked.
  • Set oven to 300º and bake for 30-40 minutes or until hard.

 Finger Paint:finger paint recipe

  • Mix 2 parts of liquid laundry starch with 1 part powdered tempera paint or a few drops of food coloring as you paint on the paper.
  • Or you can mix flour and cold water into a paste.
  • Add food coloring or powdered tempera paint on the paper as you paint.
  • Add a pinch of powdered soap flakes (I like Ivory) to help paint glide over the paper.
  • Clean up is a lot easier too.