Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Homemade Playdough

I follow a blog that has lots of great learning ideas for kids! 
Last week she made some Homemade Halloween Playdough!

Today, I made some for my littles!  
The first batch I just made orange.
The second batch was orange and I added Poppy Seeds! 
(FYI, less is more!)

Homemade Playdough
1 c. flour
1/2 cup salt
1 T. cooking oil
1 T. cream of tartar
1 c. water
Food coloring of your choice
Add-ins of your choice (i.e. spices, extracts, glitter, etc.)
Stir ingredients together well.  Just measure them into the saucepan you will be using to cook the dough, but mix them well before heating up the pan.  Over medium heat cook the dough, stirring constantly until it forms a ball.  (NOTE:  When it starts to pull away from the sides somewhat and clump together and most of the "wet-looking" parts look dry, it's ready to remove from the pan.)  Turn dough onto a board (or the countertop) and knead until very smooth.

Here is the recipe blog post!
There are also great ideas for making a 
"Playdough of the month"!

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