Wednesday, January 18, 2012

home made playdough

when i was a kid my mom and grandma would make home made play dough for me often. when i got old enough to make it myself i became the little helper. we used to put baking flavoring in it so the dough had a scent. like vanilla for white, banana for yellow and so on. although i decided adding the scent would only make ethan want to eat it, i skipped that and just made the dough in his favorite color of course...greeeeen!

this recipe is super simple and only has six ingredients which are pictured below.

1 cup of flour
1 cup of water
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tarter
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
food coloring (color of your choice)

place all six ingredients in a medium saucepan and wisk together as it warms. continue to stir with a spatula or whisk until dough becomes thick and turns into a ball.

See pictures below...

once its done there is tons of fun to be had. ethan and i played for quite a while this morning. i cut out shapes for him with mini cookie cutters he would tell me the shape and he loved poking at it and making hand prints!


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