Friday, January 20, 2012


Here is a great recipe for coffee playdough. I have used this recipe with my preschoolers before and they loved it. Matter of fact.... they always loved to try different playdough recipes. They always found it interesting and loved how experimenting can lead to great things. If you live close to a Starbucks coffee shop, they give used coffee grounds away and would even collect them for you. If you don't live close to a Starbucks, you might be able to ask your local coffee shop or gas station for their used coffee grounds. in order to dry them you can put them on a paper towel and either lay them out in the sun or put them in a pan smoosh a paper towel against them to get out the extra water. Then, put it on top of a heater for a couple of hours (be careful for the pan can get pretty hot this way.)

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 cups dryed coffee grounds
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • liquid food coloring
  • warm water
  1. Mix the salt, coffee grounds, and cornmeal together.
  2. Divide it into 4 even parts.
  3. Slowly add warm water and a different food coloring color to each part (The kids loved helping with this part.)
  4. Knead until dough forms.
  5. Enjoy your coffee smelling playdough.
Don't worry if it's too wet just put a little bit more cornmeal in. Also, don't worry about it ruining your clothes the cornmeal absorbs the coffee grounds.


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