Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Best Homemade Play-doh Recipe

 
They other day when my girls wanted to play Play-doh, we pulled out all the supplies only to realize that, oops, we didn't put all the lids on well. Two small containers of play-doh were clearly no where near enough to play with properly, so we took matters into our own hands and made ourselves some Play-doh!

And you know what? Making your own play dough is super easy, quick and fun! 
The kids thought it was a pretty stellar activity--two activities in one! 1) Make the Play-doh and 2) Play with said Play-doh. :)



We scoured the web for recipes and after reading a ton of them decided to go with the "cook" method. 
I worried that it would take longer, but it seemed the most people agreed that it made a better dough, so that's what we did. And I was pleasantly surprised how quick it was to make it--definetely not annoying to cook it for a few minutes. 

Here's the ingredients and recipe: 
COOKED PLAY-DOH
2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
  2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Step 1: Mix together in a pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. 



Step 2: You will notice after awhile that the dough will start to form a ball and hold together as you stir it around (as shown below). This is when you remove it from the heat.



 Step 3: I used my handy-dandy silcone non-stick mat to knead the dough for awhile.

 


Step 4: I broke my dough into 4 portions, added some food dye and continued to knead it. Now this is the tricky part--that food dye will stain your hands like crazy before it gets kneaded in, so I placed a sandwich bag around my hand to protect it for the first few "kneads."



And voila! You have yourself some homemade Play-doh. :)



Here is the recipe again all in one place so it is easy to read:
COOKED PLAY-DOH
2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 cup salt
2 Tablespoons cream of tartar
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1. Mix together in a pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly. 
2. You will notice after awhile that the dough will start to form a ball and hold together as you stir it around (as shown below). This is when you remove it from the heat.
3. I used my handy-dandy silcone non-stick mat to knead the dough for awhile. 
4.  I broke my dough into 4 portions, added some food dye and continued to knead it. Now this is the tricky part--that food dye will stain your hands like crazy before it gets kneaded in, so I placed a sandwich bag around my hand to protect it for the first few "kneads."

Have fun. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make. :)

 

2 comments:

  1. Featuring you today! :)

    Ginger @ gingersnapcrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2013/04/10-colorful-projects-for-you-your-home.html

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  2. Love this recipe. It feels so great and it's not sticky at all. Thanks!
    -Jennifer
    Mrs. James’ Jungle

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