Friday, January 22, 2010
If you wanted a nice big batch of playdough for your children to play with I would suggest that you don't Google "play dough".
That's far too hard, and there are far too many recipes that don't work out there!
So, for your convenience and your children's pleasure here is an absolutely fantastic recipe for playdough.
In a LARGE bowl put
4C flour (just buy cheap supermarket flour - don't use your good organic stone-ground flour!)
1C salt (once again, cheap salt, not good Himalayan Rock Salt!)
6 Tablespoons of oil (any old food-grade oil, not Mummy's good Rice Bran Oil or Olive Oil!)
4 Tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
4 C boiling water
Using a super-dooper wooden spoon or spatula combine till all is mixed through and you have a nice consistency.
I find it best to roll it out thinly, or break up into little pieces to help it cool down quickly, as often we have little people here waiting to play with it as soon as it is ready!
You can add one colour of food colouring to the whole lot, or separate up and add different colours.
This recipe is safe enough so you don't have to worry about the bits that fall on the floor and end up in the puppy's mouth.
Before your children start playing with it, put a little aside into a container, or ziplock bag to give as a gift to a friend. :o)
P.S. The photograph above is from this website with some nice ideas.