Thursday, November 10, 2011
Homemade play dough is always a good idea. So cheap to make and it is totally worth it if you can find a homemade recipe that can last and matches the consistency of store bought play dough.
I used the perfect play dough recipe to make coordinating gifts to give our invited Supers in their goody bags.
Thank heavens I had some left over for my own Supers to play with.
I was lucky enough that my play dough colors matched perfectly with the party. Then I managed to find these disposable plastic ramekins at The Mart, which were the perfect size for holding individual amounts of play dough.
Add to that a couple of other gifts and our goody bags were complete.
I know almost everyone has tried some kind of play dough recipe at least once. I have tried MANY. This one is by far my favorite. I know similar recipes are used by several other bloggers too. So you know its gotsta be a good one, right?
So today my recipe is for this simple and easy homemade play dough.
Homemade Play Dough
You will need:
1 cup flour
1 cup water
1/4 cup salt
2 teaspoon cream of tarter
1 Tablespoon oil (canola-vegetable, whatever)
food coloring *I use food coloring gel, that is what I have on hand, but is also gives a much better color, but you can use whatever food coloring you have on hand.
First: Dump everything into a medium sized sauce pan.
Second: Place pan over medium heat and stir constantly...I mean CONSTANTLY. Keep stirring until everything starts to form into a ball, like so--
Third: Dump the dough ball onto the counter.
Fourth: Knead your ugly dough ball until it forms a prettier dough ball. Be careful, the dough will be a little hot straight from the pan.
Fifth: Store your play dough in a container and lid of your choice (even a plastic bag would work).
Sixth: Give away, play with right away, or store for later.
Such a super easy and fun thing to do for your kids and their friends.
I will say that I tried making the first three batches of play dough all at the same time...Hubby had to jump in and help and it still was almost a disaster...so word to the wise, make one batch at a time...just sayin'.