Monday, July 25, 2011
over the playdough rainbow
How can you NOT love playing with playdough? It's been around for years, appeals to boys and girls of all ages, and is a great activity for imaginative play. I got this homemade playdough recipe from my friend Kim's blog a couple years ago - and I tell ya, it looks, smells, and feels like the real stuff! The first batch I made lasted for almost 2 years in an airtight container. It's super cheap to make (you likely have the ingredients you need already in your kitchen with the exception of cream of tartar), and a fun activity to make with your toddler. One batch makes about 3 fist sized balls, and it's so fun to mix the food coloring to make different colors. I did batches of this for the gift bags for Lexi's birthday party this past spring.
Homemade Playdough Recipe:
1 cup of white flour
1/4 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar (can be bought with the other spices at the grocery store)
1 teaspoon of vegetable or olive oil
1 cup of warm water
Combine ingredients in a large pot on medium heat on your stove, and stir, stir, stir! Allow to cool and add food coloring. I have found that working the dough with your hands a lot works in the color and improves the feel of the playdough. I store it in tupperware airtight containers, or plastic baggies work well too!