Monday, September 3, 2012

Homemade Play Dough

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Play-dough is a great way for toddlers to spark some creativity and work on those fine motor skills. I personally don't really care for the store bought kind because when I was a kid, it somehow always wound up in my mouth. There is something about those bright colors (and that smell!!) that just made you curious enough to see if it tasted as good as it looked. And I was wrong.....Each time.

This recipe I found is wonderfully made with safe ingredients so if it winds up in some little tummies, it should be okay. I didn't take a taste test though, so not sure on the flavor. 

The consistency of this home made play dough is amazing! And it makes ALOT. Just be sure to keep it in a zip lock bag or container with a lid when not using because it will become crusty and eventually harden.

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup table salt
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • food coloring (you can use as much or as little as you want depending on how intense you want the color)
Place all ingredients into a small saucepan or pot and stir for 2-3 min on low heat. Remove from heat. It will thicken up very quickly so don't leave it on the stove too long or it will burn! Place on wax or parchment paper and kneed until soft and elastic.

Bring out all the cookie cutters, a rolling pin, small containers, cups, or anything else you think would be a fun addition!! This definitely kept my little monster entertained for about 45min to an hour. Plus it's a great bonding time and it's so rewarding to see how excited they get when making their little creations.

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