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!

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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).

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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.

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Mix the wet and dry ingredients well.

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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.

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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.

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Once cooled, let your helpers play with the new play-doh they helped make!

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4 Comments on Making Play-Doh

  1. 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!

  2. 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 🙂

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