Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Homemade Play Dough

We made this yesterday and they have not put it down as of yet. I should have put more color into it to make them a little brighter. However, looking in this picture seems the one drop of color I added seems enough. They all helped me mixing it while cooking in the pot. Since I have four little ones, I divided it into four. They got a handful each and pretty happy with it. Go ahead and make some for your little ones.


a medium-sized pot
a metal spoon
wax paper

1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 cup of salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Put all the ingredients into the pot. Cook over moderate heat, stirring constantly. The dough will eventually become hard to stir and will start to stick on the spoon. At this point, dump the dough onto wax paper, allow it to cool, and knead it until it is smooth. Store the cooled “play dough” in a plastic bag; there is no need for refrigeration.


Dana said...

I remember this play dough. My mom used to make this for us when we (my brother and I) were in grade school. It was great fun and maybe cheaper then the stuff you buy.