Goop mess, play-doh victory

This is a case of some days the Internet saves the day and sometimes...not so much! We made some homemade gifts for our friends and Jack & I wanted to make slime/goop for Owen. We found a "recipe" on the Internet (can't remember where from exactly though) and bought the appropriate items...you know like the industrial-sized container of Borax (cause that is the only size available) for the 1/2 tsp. needed for the slime. Anyway, we get ready to make it (the night before our exchange of course) and guess what we end up with? Not slime, not even putty...nope we have a big rubber ball of gunk. And not something we could pass off as an actual rubber ball either! Ugh!

side note:
I ran into this post later in the week and found out they had the same problem. Aimee's advice for the future was to use generic glue (definitely not washable) and add 1 tsp of Borax at a time. She may have told me to be patient as well (not my strong suit). Thanks for the advice Aimee!


So...back to the problem at hand...while I have a boatload of Borax, we are completely out of white glue and we still have that exchange looming! What to do? Oh, and keep in mind, Jack is still completely set on slime so if I suggest anything else, he is just not having it!

So I start searching the Internet for any slime or play-doh type recipe with the following criteria:
a) i have to have all the ingredients in the house
b) it has to have some sort of edge that will win Jack over


And then I found it...Chocolate Scented Play-doh!


I forgot to take a photo of our end result, but it did look similar to this, it smelled heavenly, and it was a hit for a gift. It's definitely going on the list for quick snow day craft fun!

Recipe
1 ¼ cups flour
½ cup cocoa powder
½ cup salt
½ tablespoon cream of tartar
1 ½ tablespoons cooking oil
1 cup boiling water

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, salt & cream of tartar. Add the oil and boiling water. Stir quickly. When mixed well, let cool. When it has cooled (warm to touch), mix thoroughly with your hands.