Friday, August 27, 2010

Play Dough

My friend Hilda talked the other day about the joy play dough brings to her kids, and I am guessing that in turn it brings joy to her (or at least peace and quiet for a bit!!). So I thought I would make a batch of play dough with the kids today. It turned out great... I'll put the recipe I used at the bottom. I know there are a million recipes, and everyone probably has their favourite way to do it, but this one worked really well for us today. The hardest part was finding the cream of tartar at the store!!!

The kids are happily playing with it right now. I like the fact that it can be stored for quite awhile, and doesn't dry out nearly as fast as the store bought kind, there is no fighting over colours, plus, I know exactly what is in my play dough - not some mystery substance from China.

Play Dough Recipe

You'll need:

Flour 3cups
Salt 1 1/2 cups
Water 3 cups
Vegetable Oil 2TB.
Cream of tartar 1TB.
Food coloring few drops or unsweetened "Kool-Aid" 1pkg.

Mix ALL of the ingredients in a large saucepan.
Cook over medium low heat, until the dough comes away
from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon. Remove from heat. Cool until it can be handled.
Place on counter or wax paper knead 3-4 times.
Store in an air tight container.

1 comment:

deWoldeDaily said...

Love it!!!
. . . and yes, it did give me some peace and quiet, at least for a little while!