Saturday, September 04, 2010

Flour, salt, cream of tartar, oil, water and a dash of color =

Imagination!

The recipe for homemade play dough is so easy it's a wonder I don't make it more often. I usually use all my flour for cookies so there isn't enough around for play dough! But the other day #3 and I went to town and made play dough and had hours of fun making snakes. His favorite thing to make with play dough.

3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
1 tablespoon cream of tartar
2 tablespoons oil
3 cups of water
food colorings (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, until the dough comes away
from the edges of the pan and it becomes difficult to move the spoon. Remove from heat. Cool until it can be handled. Place on counter or wax paper knead until smooth. If you want to add color, we put it in a large Zip-lock bag and add the color, lock the bag and knead until color is worked in. Then you can take it out of the bag and continue to knead until smooth without coming away with red/green/blue hands!

Store in an air tight container.

Recipe = smiles, delight and amazement at what Mom can make!

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