Wednesday, February 27, 2013

homemade playdough

Well, if you have ever wanted to make your own playdough, you are in luck! *grin*

I'm sure that most people have done this at one time or another, but I thought I'd post the recipe for fun!

*1 cup of salt
*2 tablespoons cream of tarter (you can find it in the spices at your local grocer)
*2 cups of flour
*2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
*2 cups of water

** food coloring, glitter, small beads

*Combine dry ingredients in a medium pot and stir thoroughly-- do this BEFORE you put it on the stove.
*Add liquid ingredients and stir.
*Put the pot on the stove over low heat and stir. Keep stirring until the mixture is very thick. (This can take a little while. Most recipes say just a couple of minutes, but it takes mine longer.)
*Remove from the heat and allow it to cool enough to handle.

Now here is the fun part! Add glitter and/or food coloring or whatever to make your dough fun! It will be white in color, so if you just add white glitter, it looks like snow! We pull out small portions and color them different colors. You have to knead it thoroughly to work the fun parts in, but the kids love doing this! It can be a great lesson in mixing colors, too!

Store in an air tight container!

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