Saturday, October 2, 2010

Perfect Playdough

This is seriously the best playdough recipe ever! I have had the recipe so long I can't even credit the person that gave it to me. With the forecast looking to cooler temperatures, it is time to look for indoor activities away from the TV for your kids and kids love playdough. This is a cooked recipe so it is an activity you can do with your children. Remember cooking with kids is fun! Seriously remember that when there is flour all over the kitchen. :-)

Playdough Recipe
(I usually double for school)

2 c. flour
1 c. salt
4 teaspoons cream of tartar
2 c. water
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
Food coloring

Measure the dry ingredients and put in large pan. Add liquids and heat on a medium heat. Continually stir. Mixture will start to get thick. When it gets to playdough like consistency, remove from heat. Let cool a a bit and knead. It will probably be too warm for little hands.

If the mixture is too wet add small amounts of flour or too dry add small amounts of water.

Store in a Ziploc bag or sealed container.


We have had our playdough for over a year. When I pulled out the bag this year it was a little dry and I just added water. We love this playdough because it doesn't flake into little bits like the store bought playdough.

We provide small rolling pins, plastic knives, cookie cutters, small plates, small baking and muffin pans and lots and lots of birthday candles.

For scented playdough, add one or two packs of unsweetened Kool-aid to the dry ingredients. You can also add cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice to the dry ingredients for a yummy smell. Vanilla can be added to the wet ingredients and look in the baking aisle for other extract flavors that could be added for scent.

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