Playdough Recipe

Keeping a 3 year old entertained can be difficult when the weather’s bad outside and it’s always a struggle to keep them away from the TV. I thought I’d make some playdough for my younger brother to keep him occupied during the holidays  even if it was only for a little while!

I wasn’t too sure if this was actually going to work but to my surprise it came out great so I’m going to share the recipe with you guys.

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Supplies

  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1 1/4 c. salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. cream of tartar 
  • 5 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2.5 cups Plain flour
  • Gel Food colouring

Instructions

  1. Mix everything but the food coloring together in a large pot until somewhat smooth. It will be lumpy. Not to worry, the dough will get smoother as it cooks.
  2. Cook the dough over a low heat. Mix frequently. The water will slowly cook out of the mixture and you’ll notice it starts to take on a sticky dough appearance. Keep mixing until the edges of the dough along the side and bottom of the pan appear dry. Pinch a piece of dough. If it’s not gooey, the dough is ready.
  3. Place the dough on a counter top or large cutting board that can withstand a little food coloring.
  4. Knead the warm dough until it’s smooth and then divide it into the number of colors that you’d like to make.
  5. Add the colouring and knead until the colour is all incorporated.
  6. Play with the dough right away or store it in a large Ziplock bag or sealed container. Unused, it’ll keep for months.

Recipe taken from: Tinkerlab

For more ideas on projects to do with young kids or to see the original post for this recipe visit her website http://tinkerlab.com/rainbow-play-dough.

 

 

 

 

 

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