Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Easy Homemade Playdough

About twice a year I'll make up some playdough at home and bring it for a craft.When the kids are done playing with it, they put their pieces in plastic bags and take it home. It's very easy to make, and cheap, but you do have to have cream of tartar to make the chemical reaction work. You can find it in the grocery store with the spices. It's a white powder used in baking.

Here's the recipe:

Homemade Playdough

2 cups water
2 Tablespoons cooking oil
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
few drops of food coloring

Mix all the ingredients together in a large saucepan. Add the food coloring to the water if you are making one color of playdough. If you want to make more than one color, mix in the food coloring after it is cooked, when you knead it. Heat ingredients on medium setting, stirring constantly. It will set up quickly. Playdough is done when it holds together and pulls away from the side of the pan. Turn it out on a plate or cutting board to cool. Knead when cool enough to handle, and have fun!

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