Thursday, September 9, 2010

Make Your Own Play Dough

The other morning, Aiden and I made some play dough. He was so excited to help me measure, mix and watch the food coloring spread around in the pan...
After we cooked it for about 8 minutes, it looked all crusty like this...

So I rolled up my sleeves and began to knead it until it turned into this...

It turned out perfect! Not too dry, not too sticky! And it made a ton so we bagged some up and gave it to a friend. 
Now it was Aiden's turn to play with his play dough for the first time and boy was Mommy excited. 

Turns out I was the only one who was excited...
Oh well! We'll try it again tomorrow :)

Play Dough Recipe
I used to make a batch of this play-dough once a month in the classroom. Changing the colors for the season. Although 20 little hands stayed busy shaping and molding, the play dough never dried out!
You'll need:
Flour 3cups
Salt 1 1/2 cups
Water 3 cups
Vegetable Oil 2TB.
Cream of tartar 1TB.
Food coloring few drops or unsweetened "Kool-Aid" 1pkg.

Mix ALL of the ingredients in a large saucepan.
Cook over medium low heat, until the dough comes away
from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon. Remove from heat. Cool until it can be handled.
Place on counter or wax paper knead 3-4 times.
Store in an air tight container.

1 comment:

  1. ooh looks like fun! and frugal! (my kind of activity).