14 January 2008

Toy "mashup": Mr. Potato Head + Play-Doh

Mr. Potato Head Playdough

Squishy Mr. Potato Head! Both he and playdough are more fun together. From veteran Parenthacker Jill (from Atlanta):

My son and I had a rainy, indoor day yesterday (yeah! rain in Atlanta!) and I pulled out the often-neglected playdoh. We usually make our own, so it's usually still soft even if old. However, it was still "just playdoh". So I took out Mr. Potato Head (also neglected) and we put all the potato features into our playdoh. A new toy!

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This piece brought back floods of memories. Our Mr and Mrs Potato Head lived in our playdough bin when I was a kid.

I'd love to get Jill's play dough recipe. I've tried one but quickly headed for Toys R Us to get the branded stuff. Alas it is now a rock solid mold stuck in a little plastic yellow tub :(

I've got a hybrid recipe I use:
2 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
4 T cream of tartar
1 pkg unsweetened Kool Aid mix (for color and smell- optional)
mix and add
2 c. boiling water
2 T oil
knead until blended smooth
(! In some climates and in humid weather, start with only 1 cup water and add more while kneading IF NEEDED!)

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