We’ve all been under the weather here. We’re finally getting back to normal and so this morning the kids and I decided we needed a quick little project – make play-doh!
Until recently, I’ve never made my own play-doh. I’ve got to say though, I’m hooked now. It is super easy, the colors are endless, and it’s a pretty fun activity to do with the kids.
Mix together 1 cup of flour, 2 tsp. cream of tartar and 1/2 cup of salt. This can be mixed right into your cooking pot by the kiddos (off the stove).
In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup of water, 1/2 tbsp. cooking oil, and add some food coloring for color. Pour this into your pot.
Mix the wet and dry ingredients well.
Cook the mixture over med-low heat, stirring occasionally, until it hardens up. This only takes about 5 minutes and it should look like this.
Turn out your dough onto a work surface and carefully knead in a bit of flour. I say carefully just because the dough is hot.
Once cooled, let your helpers play with the new play-doh they helped make!
Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [28 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria
I adore playdoh and made it so often when my kids were young. Only difference – instead of food colouring use a packet of koolaid and you get colour PLUS the wonderful smell!
Hi, I just found your blog and think it’s super cute. Thought I’d give you my tip for making play-dough…instead of cooking your ingredients on the stove, I just boil my kettle and pour the boiling water into the dry ingredients and stir. In a matter of seconds the dough starts to form. I find it so much easier and a lot less messier doing it this way 🙂