Saturday, July 5, 2008

it's so easy!

i have never made my own playdough before....until today! it's SO EASY! six years into motherhood and i wonder what took me so freakin' long?

this is what you need:
1 cup flour (don't waste your good organic flour on this like i did)
1 cup warm water
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon oil
1/4 cup salt
food coloring

huck all but the coloring in a pot and stir over medium heat:

once it smooths then starts to chunk up add the coloring:

keep stirring until it forms into a ball and looks doughy:

plop it onto the counter and knead it until blended--careful, its hot!

i had royal blue and ivory food coloring and these were the colors we made:

let it cool before handing it to your cute kids (or grandkids or neices and nephews...) to make cute stuff:

keeps moist for a long time in airtight containers.


Nicole said...

try adding a bit of reduced beet juice to the next batch!!!

elliesmadre said...

I've never made play dough either. Better get crackin' on that. It looks like the girls had fun with it.

Amy said...

I make the kids Kool Aid playdough and it smells really awesome!


UrbanHippieMama said...

so cute!! [I've never made it either...shhhhhh]

LA RN said...

Love the slugs!

Aimee said...

We just made this today, the boys have bben playing for 2 hrs so far!! and they are still going strong!!