Sunday, December 16, 2012

Homemade Playdough

Have you ever wanted to make your own playdough?  It's pretty quick
 (about 10 minutes from start to playing with it).

Homemade Playdough Recipe
3 cups flour 
1.5 cups salt 
6 tsp. cream of tarter 
3 tbsp. olive oil 
3 cups water 
food coloring or koolaid

Mix all the ingredients in a large pot.  This makes a lot of playdough.  You may want to start with a half batch.

Stir over medium heat until the dough sticks together.  The dough on the bottom of the pot cooks first so keeps stirring and pull the bottom dough up so it can cook evenly.  It will only take a few minutes.

For even color, add the food coloring or koolaid in your pot before the dough starts to stick together.
For swirly colors, add the food coloring after the dough is formed.  I made indents with my finger, put a few drops of coloring in and then squished the dough around it.  Then I kneaded it to mix in the color.

I added the yellow color in the pot and mixed the blue and green in after the dough was formed.

Store in an air tight container.

You don't have to be exact on the salt.  I ran out on my second batch and only put in half a cup.  It was a little stickier mixing, but the finished dough was just like the first batch.

Kiddo decided to mix all the colors together.

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