Play-doh is for more than just children’s play. Most of us are still kids at heart and we know how fun it was to play with play-doh. It is still is, to be honest, but maybe you feel weird about doing so.
Well, what if I told you that playing with it as an adult can be helpful? Really? Yes, really! A woman found out that the homemade play-doh consistency type dough is quite useful. It is even better since it is cost effective and easy to make yourself. Let’s go over how to make it, then we will cover what it can do for you.
You will need a measuring cup, 1 Cup warm water, ½ tsp of borax, mixing bowl, 5 ounces of Elmer’s glue, food coloring and ½ cup of room temp water. You will start by adding the borax powder to the cup of warm water. Mix until you know everything is dissolved. Then move to the side for now until needed. Then you will mix the 5 ounces of glue with the ½ cup of water in the mixing bowl. Then pick the food coloring you want and add 3 or 4 drops.
You can mix food colors to get another color if you like as well. Blend all the ingredients together until it is smooth. Next, you will pour the borax and water mixture you moved to the side, into the glue mixture.
As you start to mix you will notice a shape start taking a form. The mix will feel wet and gooey, almost like that familiar slime we used to play with as well. Then you will knead the mixture until it feels dry and firm if there is any leftover liquid get rid of it. The more you keep kneading it the firmer it will get until desired texture.
Then it is ready to play with or use, when not in use store in Ziploc bag. Now a quick hint on how it is handy for cleaning. This stuff has a tacky texture, while it won’t adhere to you that is a bonus. You can flatten out and use it to get those hard to reach designs, cracks, crevices and such in furniture and gadgets.
The dirt and dust will stick to the goop, you can use it repeatedly until the goop is so dirty you can throw out and make new. It is also great for the same type of cleaning in your car. Since you can use it on air vents, groves and areas you can’t get into. There are many possibilities for this stuff, you may be surprised.
It is also a great way to spend a rainy day with your kids or grandchildren.
Ingredients Needed For Making Homemade Play-Doh
Mixing Of The Homemade Play-Doh Mixture