If you want a recipe to make something special, here is my favorite recipe, that I've made dozens of times:
Kool Aid Playdough
- 2 1/2 c. flour
- 1/2 c. salt
- 1 Tbs. alum
- 2 pkg. Kool-Aid (the color of the mix determines the dough color)
- 3 Tbs. oil
- 2 c. very warm water
The best part of this particular recipe is the smell, which is AMAZING! While the ingredients are all edible, discourage the children from eating the dough. It really doesn't taste good and has an awful lot of salt in it!
If you want to make some playdough to eat, just mix equal parts peanut butter, dry powdered milk, and honey until you get a nice smooth dough. You can have little bowls of shredded coconut, raisins, nuts, and candies for decorating.
Have fun and try not to stress about the mess!