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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Oprah Loves My Play Dough! Well...Oprah Never Tried My Play Dough. But She WOULD Love it if She Did.

It's the summer of the eternal play dough. Apparently. And I invented a new kind of coffee play dough that Oprah would love. Because it has coffee. And plus, I threw in some coconut oil so I could say it was good for my skin and nails.

The-Guy-Who-Knows-A-Song-About-A-Chicken drinks a LOT of coffee. Which is lucky, because our coffee maker is broken and the only amount of coffee he can make is ten cups.

Yes, ten cups at a time. And it's a lot of coffee, but it's also a lot of coffee grounds.


A LOT of coffee grounds. I saw a ton of recipes on Pinterest for No Cook coffee play dough, but because I went temporarily insane, I decided it would be a good day to cook with The Boonga repeat the words, "That's hot!" and "Ick! Get your head out of the garbage can!" as many times as humanely possible.

Plus, I had cream of tarter that I wanted to use up.

We used pickling salt, because as per the rules, I couldn't find the plain ole' salt until 10 seconds after we finished making the play dough.  It might have been eight and a half seconds.


And then I let The Boonga pour stuff in and stir it up.


Secret preschool teacher trick! Or maybe it's just a mean mom trick...notice that the stove is NOT lit. She just THINKS the pan is very, very hot. Honestly, I've even gotten away with this with five year olds.

I just light the pan for a few moments to give the kids that nice, warm, "I'm cooking!" feeling and then turn it on again afterword.  Presto! Danger reduced to a minimum.

 Of course, it doesn't work for things like cranberry sauce, where seeing and hearing the popping is half the experience, but it's perfect for play dough.


This play dough didn't come out as coffee scented as I thought it might (probably because despite the ten cup a day minimum, we ended up using water as the liquid).

But the texture is super fun, and The Boonga thought it was delicious.


It also makes for a very nice and incredibly inexpensive eye mask, since caffeine is easily absorbed into the skin and is a vasoconstrictor. It can help rosacea, sunburn, and dark shadows under the eyes.


No really! OPRAH SAID SO!

This play dough has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Or Oprah for that matter. But it's still awesome:



Here's where I got the card for the recipe:

Thank you Erin! Not my sister in law Erin. An Erin I met through my friend Google.

And that's it for now!  I'm starting link party next week.  Please comment below if you'd consider participating...because I'd hate to go through the whole set up and have it be a dud!


8 comments:

MarkD60 said...

You're not supposed to eat it!

Jill Morgenstern said...

MarkD60...You're not? :-)

Bernadyn Nettles said...

She's so cute and looks like she had a great time with that play dough! We've never tried making our own but I think I'll try this for my kids.

Jill Morgenstern said...

Thank you Bernadyn!!!! You HAVE to try homemade play dough! It is SO easy and is SO SO SO much better than store bought. You will never want to buy (or see or smell) store bought again!

Molly said...

Ahh those were the days. I used to do this all the time with my kids. Have you tried adding glitter to it, you get lovely sparkly playdoh

Mollyxxx

Jill Herzberg Morgenstern said...

I actually have Molly, but I hadn't remembered to do it in a LONG time! My older kids are...older. Thanks for the reminder!

Embracing Spectrum said...

Very good! I have never tried to make my own play dough. I may have to try it.

Jill Herzberg Morgenstern said...

Embracing Spectrum - You really should! You will never buy play dough again!

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