October 25, 2010

Kneading for little hands...

I know I'm a little behind with this...but I made play dough with my kids today for the first time! My mom used to make it with me when I was little so I thought I would give it a go! It's super easy, in case you didn't know. :) I did a search and found the recipe at mommyfootprint.

You should try it!

Play Dough Recipe:

1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring

I also added a couple drops of essential oil for a nice smell. :)

Mix first 4 ingredients in a pan. Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough will become difficult to stir and form a “clump”. Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes–add food coloring during kneading process. Play dough will keep for a long time stored in a covered plastic container or plastic sandwich bag.


Anonymous said...

another one you might want to try...much easier/ quicker and smells great!
Kool-Aid Playdough
• 1 1/4 cup flour
• 1/4 cup salt
• 1 pkg unsweetened Kool-aid (just the dry koolaid, don't mix it into juice)
• 1 cup boiling water
• 1 1/2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1. In a bowl, mix flour, salt and kool-aid.
2. Stir in water and oil
3. Knead with hands for about 5 minutes.
4. Store in ziploc bag for up to 2 months.
5. Use like playdough.
6. Smells wonderful and takes on the color of the koolaid.

Estelle said...

That's a great idea!!!!