Sunday, January 20, 2013


I am not sure there is a kid out there that doesn't like playdoh. Ok, actually I know there are kids that don't like the stuff but they don't live here. Seems we always are spending money on the little containers and the colors get mixed, it dries up and we need, we usually just make our own. It's much nicer anyways (though, I do have to say I really like the way playdoh smells and this doesn't have that scent...thankfully you can add your own scents).
Here is the play doh recipe we used:
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon cream of tartar
food coloring and scented oils (optional)
Mix all of the ingredients together, and stir over low heat.
The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes.
It will not be sticky. If its sticky you need to continue cooking it. 
Remove the pan from the heat and allow the dough to cool. 
When it is cool enough to touch knead the dough until its smooth,
make a small hole in the middle add food coloring and continue to knead it.
Since I was doing this with A2 she was in charge of squeezing the food coloring and it got a bit intense. BUT, it was fun and it all washed off...even though her hands looked like below...
Good news is we tossed the play doh in a air tight container and its been working great for the last week. We store it easily in the pantry and the kids can grab and play whenever they'd like.

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