As my son put a container of play-doh up to his mouth and acted like he was going to eat it, I thought to myself, I wonder what’s in this stuff? After I told him it wasn’t food, he stopped and I didn’t think about it again until we went to meet his preschool teachers. They were looking for volunteers to make playdough for the class…so we made our first batch! This recipe is great, it’s more firm and less sticky than play-doh which I looovvee because it doesn’t stick to the tables, walls etc.
This turned out to be a great activity to do with my son. He helped by adding the ingredients to the pot and mixing them up before I put it on the heat. He had a blast and we talked about textures, measuring and colors so it turned into an educational activity too! It only took 20 minutes and it didn’t make much of a mess. If you are looking for a fun, easy and inexpensive rainy/cold day activity, give it a try.
- 4 cups of flour
- 4 cups of water
- Food coloring
- 2 tablespoons of cooking oil (we used canola)
- 2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
- 2 cups of salt
- Place all ingredients in a large pot, stir
- Cook on medium low heat and stir until dough thickens
- Store in fridge in plastic container
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