Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tuesday's Tip - Homemade Playdoh

I know that Play Doh is cheap and many people would rather just buy it than make it, but it's just so fun to make. We go through Play Doh so quickly in my house that it really doesn't pay to buy it, especially when I have all the ingredients here to make it.

Yesterday, we made a double batch and the kids helped add color. They loved it, in fact, even the big kids got in on it. By the time we were done we had seven different colors.

It's really easy to make and if you never have you ought to try it. You can make it plain and paint (the salt dough) later or you can color it like regular Play Doh with food coloring. Keep in mind that even though these ingredients are edible the dough is not edible. Here are a couple of recipes for you to try.

Salt Dough

3 cups flour
1 cup water
1 cup salt
2 tsp. oil
Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix. You can add food coloring or leave it plain. You can also bake this at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
(Taken from www.raisingolives.com)

Cooked Flour Play Dough

3 cups flour
1.5 cups salt
6 tsp. cream of tarter
3 Tbsp. oil
3 cups water
Pour all ingredients into a large pot and stir constantly over medium heat until a ball forms. Knead the play dough until the texture matches conventional play dough (1-2 minutes). Add food coloring if you want colored play dough.

Store in plastic container. Should last for at least 3 months.
(Taken from www.naturemoms.com)

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