Indoor Activity...

A good friend tipped me to this great Play Dough recipe that is not too salty, didn't dry out our hands, or dry out in a few days. It's perfect for playing inside while the cold weather passes and to keep your kiddos from boredom or too much tv.

homemade play dough
3 c. flour
3 c. boiling water
1 1/2 c. salt
6 tsp cream of tartar
3 TBS oil
food coloring

1. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, cream of tartar and oil.
2. Add boiling water and mix well. You can knead dough on floured surface until no longer sticky (do not add too much flour or dough will dry out).
3. store in air tight container or ziploc bags.

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The Clarks said...

We've used that recipe and it's great. Another great one that smells fantastic is:
Jello Playdough

1 c. flour
1/2 c. salt
2 Tbsp. cream of tartar
2 Tbsp. oil
1 c. water
1 small box Jello (any flavor/color)

Put all the ingredients in a saucepan and mix. Stir continuously over medium heat until forms and changes color slightly. Remove from heat, let cool a bit, then knead well. Store in an airtight container.

teachingtinytots said...

i posted this on my blog:

Microwave Bisquick Playdoh

Microwave Bisquick Playdoh

2 cups Bisquick
1 cup salt
2 cups water
1 TBSP cream of tartar or alum
1 TBSP oil
food coloring or kool aid
add cocoa, peppermint what ever strikes your fancy too!

pour ALL into a MICROWAVE safe bowl and microwave for 3 mins stop and scrape and stir the bowl

microwave for another 3 mins scrape and stir it should be ready for kneading now if not cook for another minute or so!

this is the closest i can get to real playdoh! can't get that great fresh playdoh smell though!

did you knw they did a survey and that is the most recognized scent! that brings back fond memories!

Sarah said...

Oh I can't wait to make my own! Thanks for the inspiration. I've linked to your post on my website!

-Sarah from Create Studio

Holly - tutus & turtles said...

Thanks Sarah. Have fun playing!