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.
enjoy!

6 comments:

Nicole said...

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

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!

:D

UrbanHippieMama said...

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

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!!