The best thing about making play dough for my kids (other than the fact that it keeps them entertained for a few minutes) is that it smells awesome. I can make pretty much any flavor of any kind with just a few simple ingredients and then my kid is playing in yummy-smelling awesomeness that just makes me smile. Have I ever mentioned that I dislike the smell of plain play dough? No? Well, I don’t. It’s just weird to me–like spanish rice weird. Not sure why that is, but whatever. So, I was trying to come up with an awesome white play dough to go with my peppermint play dough to make candy cane ornaments (long story), and it hit me! I should totally make cookie-dough smelling play dough! Thus, my Taste-Safe Vanilla Play Dough idea was born. It’s white(-ish) and smells so amazing. I just want to eat it. Probably shouldn’t do that, though. Probably doesn’t taste as good as it smells. Probably ought to make real cookies to eat. Probably…
Ingredients for Taste-Safe Vanilla Play Dough
- 1 cup baking soda
- 3/4 cup water
- 3 tblspns oil
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 2 tspn vanilla extract
- 5 drops white gel food coloring (not necessary, but I did it anyway, just in case)
How to Make Taste-Safe Vanilla Play Dough
- Mix dry ingredients together in a medium mixing bowl.
- Mix wet ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
- Add wet ingredients into dry in 1/3 increments.
- Mix everything together using your hands.