Monday, October 27, 2008

Home-made Playdough

I've tried a number of playdough recipes over the past couple years, but this is my favourite. It's also the recipe used at Thing 1's kindergarten class . . . so I will be making a huge batch (4-5 times this amount) soon to send into school. It's fantastic, easy to manipulate and work with and the kids just love it.

And can eat it. If you have little ones who still put playdough in their mouths (like Thing 2 does) . . .

If you're good and keep it in a firm, air tight container, it will last a good month or so before you will need to make more.

Home-made Playdo
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1 cup of flour
1 cup of cold water
2 tsp of cream of tartar
1/3 cup salt
1 T oil
I package of Kool Aid crystals

Place in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until thick and cooked (until almost impossible to stir). Turn out on counter. Knead until smooth and elastic. Keep in an air tight container!!

I made my batch orange for Halloween - but it looks a bit pink.




4 comments:

Heather @ A Boy, A Girl, A Pug said...

We love play doh at our house! Thanks for the recipe!

amanda said...

oh how homemade play doh brings back fond childhood memories...

melanie said...

Great recipe! We love to make play-doh and haven't in soooo long. Guess it's time to whip up a batch.

anti-supermom said...

Yummy! (That's what Wyatt is saying in the background, looking at it).

I bet it smells yummy too. Thanks for sharing.

 
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