Monday, June 13, 2011

Creating Play Dough

We went to our play dough stash this morning to discover that it was pretty crusty.  It was time for a refresh.  My mom had found this recipe and made it for me and my sister when we were little.  It makes great dough, only takes a moment to mix up and it lasts for years.  Yes... years.  The last time I made my son a batch was three years ago.

It is squishy, colorful, and the perfect way to keep the kids occupied.  

Here is what you need:

1 c. flour
1 c. water
1/2 c. salt
1 T. cream of tartar
1 T. cooking oil
food coloring

Here is what the recipe says:

Mix together in a pan and cook on high, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat when play dough reaches correct consistency.  Cool.  Add food coloring and kneed it in until you reach the desired shade.  Keep stored in airtight container.  

This recipe does not work well if doubled.
This is the best recipe for homemade play dough we've tried.
It's also fun to add extract for scent.

This is the consistency when it is first on the stove.

It will quickly firm up.  
Remove it from the stove when you like the consistency.

Divide the play dough and add your food coloring

That is some intense rolling...and a morning of fun!

And the winner is...

Brian!  Congratulations Johns you will receive a $10 Amazon gift card to spend on dinosaurs!  In honor of your big win, I will try to make a dinosaur themed post soon.  In fact, there will be a post dedicated to each response given.  Thanks everyone for commenting!  I love hearing from you.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this wonderful opportunity, I would most like to thank the Academy for their recognition.

    {The Play Dough looks quite like mashed potatoes} {{Looks like Mike is trying to destroy his dough}}