Thursday, May 31, 2012

Play Dough Recipe



Have you ever made homemade play dough?  I have tried a few recipes and this one is my favorite.  It was given to me last year by my girls’ preschool.  It is easy, quick, affordable, and fun!


Our Favorite Play Dough Recipe:

Include your child in measuring, pouring and kneading. Making the dough is great science fun. Playing with play dough strengthens small muscles in the hand, crucial to later writing skills!

Microwave until boiling:

2 cups water

2 tablespoons oil mixed with drops of food coloring

In a separate bowl stir together:

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

4 teaspoons cream of tarter

Pour wet ingredients into dry and stir together vigorously. When cool to the touch, your child can knead the mixture to blend. Store in a plastic bag or container to keep fresh. 


We made lavender and pink play dough.



For the lavender we used Wilton’s food coloring and for the pink we used traditional food color.  Both worked great!  The nice thing about the Wilton’s is that there is a lot more variety.



Oh and if you are trying to take a picture of your Play Dough title, be quick about it and watch out for cute little boys because this could happen before you know it!


Happy Playing!


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