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2.07.2010

playdough







My kids LOVE playdough- and I had just been buying it until I went and visited my mom a few months ago and she made some for my kids. And guess what, they LOVED it. And I have been making it ever sense.

Let's talk about how cheap it is to make. It seriously costs next to NOTHING and takes about 5 minutes to make. Not to mention that you can choose the color AND you can add some kind of flavoring to make it smell yummy. And let's be honest- who doesn't want to smell something yummy? :)

Here is the recipe- it is SO EASY.

2 cups of All-Purpose Flour
1 cup of Salt
4 teaspoons Cream of Tartar
2 Tablespoons Oil
2 cups water
-food coloring and flavoring of your choice

First thing is first- have everything ready because it goes pretty fast. I have everything all set out- and pre-measured so that i can add everything when I need to.

Start with your dry ingredients and then mix in the water, oil, food coloring, and flavoring. And you put it on a medium heat and stir constantly until it has thickened and then once it is a dough consistency take it off of the heat and knead dough for a few minutes. It is warm but not that warm and it has yet to stain my kitchen counter... so don't worry about that part. However do it at your own risk and I will not take responsibility for any stains on your counter top. :)

But note the color of my counter and the color of the playdough... it hasn't stained anything yet so I wouldn't worry so much.

4 comments:

violyngirl said...

Woohoo! Thank you, thank you! I'm so excited to make this!

Annie Get Your Camera said...

Fun! When I get feeling better, I'm going to try this. Does it keep very long?

Katie said...

Annie- Yes it keeps in a plastic bag for up to 6 months. And you don't have to put it in the fridge or anything. it is pretty fun. :)

Grandma Cebe said...

I have this recipe buried somewhere in my recipe box. I used to make it when my kids were little. They probably don't remember though.