Saturday, November 28, 2009

P is for playdough

I picked up some little cookie cutters for $1 the other day. I've been meaning to stop by the dollar store and get Red Fish some more tools for her playdough but these are a good start. I love homemade playdough. We made this batch a year ago and it's still good. I just keep it in a plastic bag and knead it every once in awhile. I need to make her some new colors.

Here is our playdough recipe that we use-
  • 5 cups water
  • 2 1/2 cups salt
  • Food coloring
  • 3 Tablespoons cream of tartar
  • 10 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 5 cups flour

Mix water, salt, cream of tartar, and food coloring. Heat on low and stir regularly. Add oil and flour. Stir until playdough is no longer sticky. Knead thoroughly after the dough cools.


Nancy said...

Ive thought about getting Josh into this, but I can just see it turning into a snack session or we would end up getting it mixed in the carpet. One day when I can get a good size plastic liner for the floor we will try this.

One Fish said...

This isn't very messy as long as you keep it away from the carpet. It's super easy cleanup. It's edible but very nasty so I think most kids would only take a bite once and then leave it alone. My dog even rejects it which is a minor miracle.

Blogful said...

Now this is art we can do! Playdough is a regular activity at our house. I'm pretty sure some of my cookie cutters have never even seen cookie dough.

The Clem Family said...

How fun! I love playdough!!

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