Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Home-made Play-Dough

Today was a slightly rainy, overcast day here in Texas, which to be honest
 with you is a nice break from the hot weather that we are already 
experiencing in the month of March.  Don't get me wrong I am definitely not
complaining over the warm weather, I am a sunny girl through and through, it
was just one of those days that was nice to have a cool breeze. Anyways... 
back to our day of fun.  We decided to make play-doh for the 1st time and we had so 
much fun with it. We will be making play-doh more often, next time I am going 
to make an edible one so we don't have this problem anymore.
(A little too salty for her taste)

2 cups Flour
2 cups Warm Water
1 cup Salt
2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
1 Tbsp. cream of tarter

Food coloring or a flavored fruit drink mix (Like Kool-Aid)

Mix together all ingredients in a large sauce pan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly
till the mixture becomes thick (like mashed potatoes).
You will know when the dough is done when it starts to pull away from the pan and is pliable and no longer sticky.  *Note: if the dough is still sticky keep cooking over low heat it may take a bit but it will eventually look like the photo above. 
Let the dough cool about 5-10 minutes. When it is cool enough to handle, knead the dough for a few minutes till it becomes a soft, silky substance.  Separate the dough into 4 equal sized parts (you can do more if you would like to have more colors, I just did 4 colors) 
For this next step you will need food coloring gel or liquid, scented or flavored powder, (Like Kool-Aid if you would like it to have a good smell. The purple color I did was out of Hawaiian Punch) and some gloves to keep the dye from staining your hands.
 Next, take the dough and push the centers in, squirt some food coloring in (about 6-7 drops, you can add more or less depending on how bright you would like your dough) and knead until all of the dough is one consistent color. 
(please excuse the horrible lighting/photography. Had a 1 year old waiting impatiantly ready to play)

We had so much fun and will definitely be having play-doh days more often!    

(Recipe source: Google)


  1. How fun! I will have to make some for my grandkids when they come to visit.

  2. I love playdough! The smell brings me back to childhood. :)


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