Our boys needed playdough this week as part of their stop-motion film they were making. Something I assumed I had to hand but couldn’t find it…
(they reckoned I dumped the mouldy lump of playdough I found in their room. I reckon they are probably right)
I had stashed away a recipe ages ago. I had often made salt dough (flour-salt-water mixed up) but this is a cooked recipe, and worked a treat. Our second eldest (almost 11) made it himself in a couple of minutes, it really is very easy.
We now have several lumps of beautifully coloured playdough (kept soft and fresh in cling-film)
(Dollhouse birthday cake: tea parties still going strong in this house 🙂 )
The Recipe (I found it here):
1/2 cup salt
1 cup oof flour
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
1 cup of water
1 tablespoon of oil
Food colouring (I used food colouring pastes)
Put all your ingredients in a heavy bottomed saucpan and heat gently until it combines into a lump of pliable dough. Divide it up and colour it with the dye, then wrap in air tight plastic. it will keep for months.
I used to make that when my children were young. I think I had an oil based recipe, too. Your post brings back memories of days gone by!
Thanks for posting that, Emily! Definitely something to try with my boys!! I’m always dumping the stuff too!! *sshhh!*
My favorite play dough recipe, too. Did you know that, instead of coloring it when you make it, the kids can use markers and color it as they go? My granddaughters love doing that.
Carol, you have been in my head all week 🙂 I’m crocheting something with your yarn! Great idea with the markers- that would save my hands being multicoloured!!
Gwen, comes a time when a clear-out is necessary!!!
oh thank you – my son is getting into stop motion using his multitude of lego ‘people’ and this just might add that extra dimension that he is always looking for….
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