This is a really fun project. My mom made this in the art classes she used to teach and I made batches of it when I worked at the elementary school. It is really easy and fun to make and this is the best recipe for homemade playdough we've found.
You Will Need:
You Will Need:
1 cup water
3 drops food coloring
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tbsp oil (vegetable)
Waxed paper (optional)
2. Combine the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a small mixing bowl.
3. Pour the flour mixture, the colored water and the oil (DON'T FORGET THE OIL!) into a medium sized sauce pan.
4. Heat on low heat, stirring constantly until the playdough just begins to pull away from the sides of the pot and form a ball. (BE CAREFUL NOT TO OVER COOK IT OR IT WILL BURN AND STICK TO THE POT!)5. Pour the warm playdough onto a waxed paper covered surface (or you can just use a counter). Let the playdough cool for a few minutes until it is cool enough to knead. Knead it into a ball. If you are doing this with your children be sure the playdough is cool enough for them to touch before they knead it!
6. And that's all there is to it! You can make a rainbow of colors! Store your playdough in a ziplock bag or other airtight container and it should last for about a month! You don't need any fancy tools or toys to play with your playdough. The best place to look is your kitchen gadget drawer. A rolling pin and cookie cutters are fun too!
If you make playdough I'd love to hear about it. Feel free to leave me a comment or a link to your blog if you have one. Enjoy!
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