My daughter and I spent yesterday afternoon in Wheaton, and dinner at Chik-fil-A was too tempting to pass up. I like how their kids’ meals come with a book as the “prize,” and that you can substitute a generous fruit cup for the (admittedly tasty) waffle flies.
Anyway, last night they had an employee set up at a table offering kids “edible play dough” to play with. The dough (made from cake mix) is sweet and very rich – but Johanna got a kick out of eating a bit while I stressed that this was “special” and that we couldn’t eat the stuff we have at home. (I'll let you know how that turns out.) This play dough was pliable, a bit greasy and sticky and made some great shapes. Tt was particularly fun to make a “hot dog on a bun” that Johanna could then eat. I thought I’d share the recipe that the restaurant handed out.
EDIBLE PLAY DOUGH
1 box name-brand white cake mix
1 stick of softened buttered or margarine (not melted)
Approximately 3 tablespoons of water (give or take a few drops)
Food coloring (optional)
Flour – have some on hand just in case too much water is added
Mix dry cake mix and margarine/butter in a large bowl. Once it is well mixed, add water 1 teaspoon at a time until you get the desired consistency. Finally, you can add food coloring if wanted before handing it over to the kids.