Saturday, January 30, 2010

it was a stroke of genius on my part!

this morning we made play-dough. we had some previously, but it's all dried out and yucky now, so it was time for a new batch.

first, mix together the dry ingredients. try not to get them all over the place and make a huge mess!

next, mix together the wet ingredients, adding the food coloring BEFORE the oil. then cook the mixture on the stove, stirring constantly. don't burn the play-dough, and don't burn yourself!

when it's done, the play-do will form a ball in the pan. turn out onto a plate to cool.

now it's ready to play with. gather dull butter knives, rolling pins and cookie cutters.

an added benefit is the play-dough is the same color as the mud room floor! (or nearly so...)

Home made Play-dough

1 cup white flour
1/4 cup salt
2 T cream of tartar

mix together.

in sauce pan mix:
2 cups water
10 drops food coloring
2 T oil

cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. will form up into a ball. knead, cool and have fun! store in an airtight container.

1 comment:

Milah said...

A great recipe! We made playdough for our kids all the time. It's fun for the adults too!


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