Home-Made Playdough

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.

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