I put out this play dough and fall cookie cutters (leaves, acorn, squirrel, and apple/pumpkin) this morning. It kept the kids busy while I put the last minute party plans together.
This started out as a complete experiment. I had bought cranberries to make whole cranberry sauce. I added about 4 cups of water to one bag of cranberries and brought it to a boil, then reduced it to low for about 20 minutes. I drained the berries and the water left from this recipe was a pretty, well, cranberry color.
It's your basic play dough recipe, just change the water for cranberry water...
Cranberry Play Dough Recipe
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tarter
2 cups of cranberry water
Place ingredients in a sauce pan and heat over low heat, stirring until it starts to pull away from the sides. Once a good ball forms, remove from heat and turn out onto a heat safe surface to cool slightly. Knead until smooth.