With the monkeys getting super curious with the attention span of a…well let’s just say its close to non-existent when it comes to the crap load of toys that are in the playroom 😳… I have decided that now is the perfect time to make some Playdough…from scratch!
It was actually a lot easier than I thought and the result was some awesome sit-in-one spot fun!!
Here’s the recipe I used:
2 cups flour
2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
Mix all in a pot and put the heat on low. Keep stirring until all the dough pulls away from the sides and its not sticky. You can feel when it’s like Playdough…you can use your fingers because the dough isn’t super hot.
On a clean counter take the dough out and knead it til it’s smooth and silky…wait for it to cool if you’re temperature sensitive!
Divide into balls…I did 4 but you can easily make 6 smaller ones depending on how many colours you want to make. Push your thumb halfway and put a few drops of food colouring and knead it in until the dough is all coloured.
I didn’t wear gloves and only the blue stained my hands a little…as a stay at home mummy those are the marks of my trade. For those who may have to go outside the home to work, gloves may be a good idea during the colouring process! 😉
Make sure the Playdough is stored in an airtight container so it doesn’t dry out.
At first they weren’t sure if they should eat it (which is perfectly safe but not as a meal there’s a lot of salt in this!).
Once I showed them you could pound it, roll it, take it apart they were so into it! They didn’t move from the table for 30 min which in toddler time is super super long!!
I’m thinking finger painting might be next…MIGHT BE!?