It's been rainy here today, so Gus & I decided (by Momma-majority vote) to embark on making playdough.
We're hosting a play date this afternoon and are looking for something fun to do indoors.
Now, I'm aware that most Mommas can rattle off a playdough recipe without much thinking, but since I'm not one of them and had to look it up - gasp - in a book, I thought it might come in handy for someone else if I snap away and take notes, while I concoct away.
The reipe I found recommended to use 3 cups of flour per color, but that seemed excessive (unless you're aiming to give your kid enough to cast and coat the entire living room) so I scaled it down and added more color. This makes about a cup and one half of playdough per color (more than enough to make two sets of colors). The entire undertaking took me a little under 30 minutes including washing up.
All in all I spent about $5 on all the ingredients.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 2 Tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 Tablespoon of oil
- 10 drops of food coloring (or leave it a natural beige)
Mix the first three ingredients in a small sauce pan, turn on the stove to medium heat, and add the next four ingredients and stir until mixture pulls away from side of pan (about 3-5 minutes) cool the clump and knead it, once it has cooled. Portion off into air-tight containers. Will dry hard (and fade a bit) if left out.
OK, gotta go. Gus wants a "copter" (Helicopter) made out of playdough...wish me luck