With the weather getting chillier, I thought it was time to rerun this popular post guaranteed to give you at least 20 minutes of squabble free, indoor fun. I know-it’s a miracle!
There are lots of playdoh (Playdough?) recipes, but I do believe this one, which comes straight from co-op preschool, is the best there is.it has a great texture, and if you store it in a container or a Ziploc with a good seal, it lasts a weirdly long time. It’s also Much easier to clean up than the other stuff…unless you’re my friend Brenda who manages to let her adorable children play with the real deal without a single crumb being left. They don’t mix the colors either. I’m telling you, it’s amazing!
1 C. flour
1/2 C. salt
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 C. water
1 1/2 Tbsp. oil
t tsp. vanilla
Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet ingredients and add food color as desired. Sit wet into dry. Cook over medium heat Stirring Constantly until a lump of dough forms. Remove from heat and knead on countertop for 2-3 minutes. Some people also like to use kool-aid to create colors. I just use a few drops of food coloring.
Another fun variation is Salt-Flour Dough This can be cut and painted to make tree ornaments or whatever.
1 C salt
2 C. flour
1 C. water
Blend salt and flour. Add water a bit at a time. Knead dough until firm. Bake at 30-45 minutes in a 325 degree oven.
The cooking parts are a grown-up job (but you knew that, right)?
Got your own recipe for fun? Let me know!
Disclosure: I can never decide how to spell Playdough. I think the Playdoh spelling is probably copyrighted. Just want you to know I noticed……