Sunday, December 9, 2012

Homemade Playdough

Did you know that making playdough at home is quite simple to do?  And it stores for long periods of time, staying soft.  When I was teaching we always had homemade playdough in our classroom, it's cheap to make and fun to play with! 
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
2 T. Cream of Tartar
1 cup Water
1 T. Vegetable Oil
Food Coloring

Mix salt, flour, and cream of tartar.

Mix water, oil and food coloring

Add the two mixtures together.  Cook over medium heat until the dough is the right consistency.  STIR CONSTANTLY!  And keep a close eye on it, as it gets to a "doughy" consistency pretty quickly (about 3-5 minutes). 
Cool on the counter
Store in an airtight container.  Homemade playdough paired with a set of cookie cutters makes a perfect gift for a toddler.  When I was teaching I added different things to the dough depending on the season...glitter in white dough in the winter for snow dough, a little bit of pumpkin pie spice in orange dough in November for pumpkin pie dough, and I've used floral scents (from soapmaking) to make flower dough in the spring.  The possibilities are endless! 
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1 comment:

Vicky and Jen said...

Ellie loves her play dough ... it's truly the PERFECT recipe! Aidan loves the smell ... he says!