Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Play Dough Recipe

I know this is random to post on a food blog, but this is my favorite recipe for awesome homemade play-dough that is fairly fool-proof and it's just like the store bought stuff! I love making a big batch- it keeps the kids busy for hours! (As long as I can keep my youngest from eating it. :) He did pretty well, but he definitely made a couple attempts.)

Play Dough Recipe: (From mommyfootprints.com)

1 cup white flour
1/2 cup salt
2 tablespoon cream of tartar (find it in the spice section)
1 tablespoon oil
1 cup water
food coloring

*This recipe says to mix the food coloring after, but I would suggest doing what I did, and I adding it to the water beforehand. It incorporates much better. Mix first 4 ingredients in a pan. Add water and mix well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, for 3 – 5 minutes. Dough will become difficult to stir and form a “clump”. Remove from stove and knead for 5 minutes–add food coloring during kneading process. Play dough will keep for a long time stored in a covered plastic container or plastic sandwich bag.

This amount of play dough this recipe produced was perfect. Each of my 4 kids received a huge clump of play dough, so there was lots to share. Also, a great tip with Fall around the corner – add cinnamon to the dry ingredients (as much as you want until you get the right scent). It produces a magical smell that transports you to a world of pumpkin patches, colored leaves, and windy days.

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jess and seth said...

THANK YOU. My kids are more than excited to make some . . .

Ben Romney said...

This looks good enough to eat!