Monday, April 19, 2010

Messy Monday -- How to make Play Dough

I think every kid loves play dough. There is just something about the colorful squishiness of it that makes kids go crazy for it. At least my kids go crazy for it. When we have a play dough day, they will play with it for hours! Give them some cookie cutters and the rolling pin, and it becomes play dough heaven. Why buy it when you can make it for pennies?!

Play Dough (salt dough)
  • 1 cup flour (white not wheat)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar
  • 1 Tbsp. Oil
  • food coloring of your choice
1.  Put all ingredients in pan and stir while cooking over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until forms a ball on your spoon.
2.  Remove it from heat and scrape it out onto a cutting board and let it cool until you can touch it.
3  Knead it a few times until smooth.
4  Separate into as many smaller portions as you want and place in ziploc bag with several drops of food coloring.
5  Work food coloring into dough until color is even.  You can leave it in the bags or put it into small containers.

Now watch your kids think you are the coolest mom in the world!  Too bad it won't be this easy when they are teenagers.  :)

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Mandy said...

Have you ever tried adding GLITTER to your playdough - a friend gave me the heads up on that one:

gives it a little extra pizzaz!!

Cortnie said...

As I was making my fondant on Friday I thought to myself...this stuff is just like homemade play dough! I should just give this to the girls to play with! It would taste better if Ella decided to eat it! :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great play-doh recipe! I've never tried making my own before. :)

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