Coffee Play Dough Recipe

By October 20, 2014 Uncategorized No Comments

This craft dough made with coffee and flour looks remarkably like stone or dirt when it dries, which makes it a fun craft activity for a kids’ dinosaur, construction or garden themed party.

Fossil Play Dough

Photo Courtesy of Craftpenguin.com

Craft Materials:
You may need to double or triple the recipe for large parties.

  • 1 cup used coffee grounds
  • 1/4 cup sand or cornmeal
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup flour or more
  • 1 cup water and cold coffee combined
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Small objects to make impressions or tools for to make cool designs.
  • A vinyl table cloth or paper to cover the work surface

Before the Party:

  1. Combine the coffee grounds, flour, salt, cornmeal or sand and stir.
  2. Slowly add the water and coffee and stir.
  3. Knead the dough and store in an airtight container.
  4. Cut pieces of parchment paper and use a permanent marker to write each party guest’s name on the paper.
  5. Make individual rolling pins by cutting and sanding pieces of wood dowel (optional).
    Wholesale Party Supplies’ Party Tips: If you are not providing rolling pins for the kids you will want to roll and cut the dough shortly before the guests arrive. Or have a helper do this task during the party. Roll and cut a slab of dough for each child. Place a sheet of plastic wrap over the slabs to prevent drying.
Construction Party Play Dough

This Image is Courtesy of childhood101.com

Party Time:

  1. Provide each child with their ball of dough and parchment paper.
  2. For easy and tidy rolling use one sheet of parchment paper on the top of the dough before rolling.
  3. Place tools in the center of the table for sharing.
  4. Now the kids can play with the clay, making impressions with shells and stones or shaping bones or teeth.
  5. The kids will take these projects home to dry.

Suggestions: This craft can also be made without the coffee grounds for a neutral colored dough that you can enhance with food coloring. Double the recipe and separate it into even sections and color any way you like.

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