Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Homemade Play Dough

What do you do if it's raining outside and your kids need something to keep their hands busy? Have them play with play dough. You don't have any on hand? Not a problem. Make this homemade play dough in as little as 10 minutes. My children love to play with play dough. They will sit for hours creating snakes and cookies. It's fun for them too because I let them help add the ingredients.

Play Dough
1 C. flour
1 C. water
1/2 C. salt
1 Tbsp. oil
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Mix together in 2 quart pan. Add food color if desired.
Stir constantly over medium heat until the entire contents form a ball around the fork or whatever you stir with.
Take off stove; pour out to floured surface. Carefully knead to smooth texture. Kids love to watch and play with it warm.
Keep it in airtight container and it will last longer than the store bought kind.
I have my children play with the dough on plastic place mats for easy clean up. I don't have the mess on the table and all I need to do is wipe down the place mat.

1 comment:

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